A group of South African sailors near the South Pole have had an adorable interaction with a beluga whale, playing fetch with the apparently wild animal as though it were an oversized, wet puppy.
The video, posted to Facebook by Alon Kowen, shows the jovial group throwing a rugby ball into the ocean, watching the playful whale retrieve it and return it to their boat. It may be an aquatic animal, but this beluga radiates big dog energy.
Kowen wrote in the video's caption that the whale was "celebrating the Springboks victory." South Africa's national rugby union team won the Rugby World Cup for the third time this weekend, defeating England 32-12. Read more...More about Animal Videos, Beluga Whales, Culture, and Animals