Watch: Beluga whale plays fetch with a Rugby World Cup ball
South Africa is still in the midst of Rugby World Cup celebrations, and that mood of euphoria is extending to some unlikely places.
A group of South Africans aboard the Gemini Craft boat took a rugby ball with them on their travels for good luck, and it obviously worked.
They ended up playing an unexpected game of fetch with a very friendly Beluga whale.
A video of the encounter was posted on Facebook by Alon Kowen saying: "Beluga Whale celebrating the Springboks victory somewhere close to the South Pole! Spot the Cape Town build Gemini Craft and the South African accents."
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The clip has been shared more than 52,000 times, and has been picked up by media agencies all over the world.
Beluga whales are said to be very intelligent animals and, as seen in the video, very playful.
It is also alleged that they make a great spy after one was found off the Norwegian coast with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian-made, prompting speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility.
Source : Stuff.co.nz