A 40-year-old man claims to have formed an unlikely bond, a friendship with a wild fish and adds the two pals reunite every year in the same Wisconsin lake.
Animals are much more intelligent than most people would like to believe. Of course, they act based on instinct and desire. However, time and again animals show people they possess a surprising amount of intelligence and emotional awareness.
According to Good News Network, one man, 40-year-old Rex Colubra, a scuba diver, states that he and a wild fish in a Wisconsin lake have become unlikely friends.
Rex's bond with the fish, which he named Elvis, started in September 2021. The friendship began during one of Rex's scuba diving explorations in a Wisconsin lake. While Rex was checking out a new area during the dive, he encountered many fish. But one fish, for whatever reason, remained closer to him than the others.
A couple of weeks later, Rex returned to that same lake. During his return trip, he noticed the same fish came back to him. Rex can recognize Elvis due to a distinct scar on the underwater creature's face.
It was during that second encounter that Rex cemented his friendship with Elvis. Rex mentions that he gave the fish some food, and now he has a pal for life.
"I returned and fed him some crawfish," Rex said. "Now, he's completely obsessed with me. He follows me around and just stares me in the eyes."
Rex Goes Back Every Year To Same Wisconsin Lake To Meet Up With Elvis
Since their encounter in September 2021, Rex has gone back to the same Wisconsin lake and meets up with the fish every year. But how does he find Elvis, the fish with the facial scar? He makes a unique sound that brings the fish right to him.
"I will do a gulping grunt sound with my throat, and he'll come find me," Rex said.
A nearly 4 -and-a-half-minute video posted on YouTube shows Rex swimming throughout the lake. Elvis, the friendly fish, stays on Rex's heels the whole time. The fish even comes right up to Rex, getting mere inches from his human friend.
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"And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good." – Genesis 1:21
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