Pufferfish may be the second-most poison vertebrates in the world, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to be tickled!
When scuba diving for the first time in Hawaii, this group of divers detected a pufferfish who is just as affectionate as your average labrador. The little guy let the friendly swimmers scratch, pet, and hold him as long as they wanted.
It’s amazing that after being handled by so many people, this thing didn’t unleash its quills on anybody. I guess I just thought that a pufferfish might have a more prickly personality.