Nov. 8 (UPI) — An Australian diver rushed out of the water when his wife warned him of an oncoming “shark,” but the encounter turned out different from how he expected.
Clay Lewis posted a video to YouTube showing he and his wife, Wandi, interacting with the “shark,” which turned out to actually be a playful and friendly dolphin.
Lewis said he had been diving for crayfish off Lancelin, West Australia, when he heard his wife yell about a nearby “shark.”
“My wife had just seen a fin coming towards me, so I quickly jumped out onto the boat,” Lewis told The West Australian. “Then I had a closer look and I realized, it’s a dolphin. It got closer and closer, then came up and put its head on the boat.”
Lewis said the dolphin seemed to enjoy performing for the camera.
“I have never seen anything like it,” Lewis said.