“We almost didn’t believe what we saw.”
A mysterious visitor appeared in the open waters in Hammerfest, Norway, a few weeks ago – a beluga whale wearing a leash.
The whale’s origins are unknown, although it’s thought that he was trained by the Russian navy, from which he had evidently defected. He’s lingered nearby since he was released from the harness.
However, something new about the whale’s personality has recently been discovered: he’s actually pretty considerate!
Ina Mansika and her companions decided to go down to the waterfront the other day while out and about at Hammerfest to see if they could locate the supposed former spy. Something incredible happened at that point.
The beluga whale not only greeted them, but he also came to Mansika’s rescue when she had a mistake.
Mansika told The Dodo, “We sat down on the pier to look at it and possibly get the chance to pat it.” “My phone went into the ocean because I failed to close my jacket pocket. We thought it was gone for good until the whale went back down and reappeared a few moments later, holding my phone in its mouth!”
Here’s a video of that fantastic moment:
Mansika was taken aback.
“Everyone was taken aback. We almost couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw what we done “she stated “I was overjoyed and grateful to have my phone back.”
Unfortunately, the phone had become useless due to water damage by that moment, but Mansika was grateful nonetheless: “I adore animals!” she said. “The whale is such a sweetheart.”
Given his apparent training, it’s unclear if the beluga whale is too acclimated to humans to survive in the wild on his own, but officials insist they are acting in his best interests. According to the Washington Post, a plan is being proposed to send him to an Icelandic refugee camp, which would be a kind gesture toward someone who has already demonstrated the same.