Okay, here’s another video that has charmed people who see it as an attempt of an altruistic dog to save fish who have been taken out of the water. Several readers sent this to me, probably not because they believed that this was indeed the dog’s motivation, but simply because its behavior was enigmatic.
It’s enigmatic to me, too. The dog’s “water-pushing” is clearly directed toward the fish, and at least one of the fish seems alive; but I simply can’t see this as a case of interspecific helping. What do you think?
Here are the YouTube notes:
Dog Tries To Save Fish Out Of Water
In the city of Phetchaburi in Thailand, a dog discovered the fish out of the water and unconscious on the pavement. It will try not to let them die by spraying water with its snout. Besides the fish are few puddles. The dog will then sprinkle the fish, as if he wished they would not die. Touching!