Did you know scientists have found that octopuses can recognize human faces? The intelligence of an octopus has been confirmed by scientists in their studies.
Peter Godfrey-Smith said in his piece “The Mind of an Octopus” which was published in Scientific American Mind, “They are probably the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien.”
According to him, “An octopus can tell human faces apart even when the humans are wearing identical uniforms. Their other human traits including playing with items, having long and short-term memory and being really clever when it comes to escaping.”
Just look at this story shared by a family who had an encounter with an octopus. YouTube user Helena posted a video of a crazy encounter they had with an octopus at the Red Sea. As the caption read, “We spent our Holidays at the Red Sea.”
They discovered an octopus stranded in the sand without a way to get back into the ocean. The family rushed to the octopus, which was slowly drying out and dehydrating, and saved its life by pushing it back into the water.
“While walking along a lonely beach we saw a stranded octopus in the sand. We were not sure if he is already dead. So we pushed him back into the water.”
He needed some minutes to recover and then he swam away.
The family thought that it would be the last they would see of the octopus, but they were wrong! The crazy part came the next day when Helena visited the beach again. They went to the same beach for a walk, and while walking along the beach, they saw a shadow in the water coming very quickly to them. Can you guess what it was?
If your guess was the octopus, you guessed it right. Helena said, “It was our octopus we rescued yesterday! He recognized us! We are sure that this octopus came back to thank us for saving his life.”
The same octopus that they saved the previous day swam up to Helena and recognized her as his rescuer. He stayed with Helena for over an hour, reaching out his tentacles to touch her feet and swimming alongside her. Isn’t it amazing? It was surely a moment they will never forget.
Watch the incredible video below to see for yourself, and share!