Video: Dolphin cozies up to fisherman for belly rub

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A wild dolphin befriended a fisherman off an Irish island, rolling over in the water to get a nice belly rub and a scratch on the nose. (Elaine Farrell via Storyful)

That's not a dog cozying for a belly rub and a pat on the nose, but a wild dolphin.

The amazing encounter between a fisherman and a dolphin was captured off Ireland's Aran Islands.

The dolphin surfaces and rolls over so a fisherman learning over the back of his boat can offer a nice belly rub and a little scratch under the fins and nose.

The sea mammal seems just as delighted as the fisherman by the encounter.


A nature photographer captured the scene on the shores of Inis Oirr on June 28.

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