Monday, August 4, 2014

Touch and Memory

Bonds between people and animals have always fascinated me, dogs, cats, elephants and other mammals, but fish or eels?  No.  A friend sent me this You Tube video of a woman diver and I think, a Moray eel.  How could this be I thought as I watched the video.  Did she attract the eel by the small fish? I could see the creature eat the fish she had but to wind itself around her?  She was brave to wait and see what would happen--I would have been gone!

Then I thought of the two words, touch and memory.  The eel would have liked to be touched and stroked and his/her memory would have had to remember the  many months from one encounter to another.

Since it is still summer and some of you will be traveling to those watery places and perhaps doing a bit of diving.  And I would advise you--don't try this, just enjoy the video and contemplate the encounter.  Any encounters of the strange kind that you have experienced, please share.

The You Tube video has annoying ads but go to the facebook connection and you will hear the woman diver's own words which are better, and no ads.


  1. That really is some incredible footage. I bet that hasn't happened very often.

  2. I think those eels are dangerous, would much rather be cooking in cyberspace with you Jo, than stroking an eel.

  3. Hi Nat - interesting footage - I'm not sure it's something I'd do .. but I'll join you with Jo cooking up some things ...

    Cheers Hilary

  4. HI Natasha. I'm sure that eel was in love! It makes a change from the frequent You Tube videos of kittens playing with puppies. Personally I go for the scorpion fighting a snake kind of thing - you know - boy's stuff!
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