On a video I've seen a shark approach some scuba divers to get help to untangle itself from being caught with a rope wrapped around it.
In real life I had a wild bird peck on my window that I had interacted with before, and when I followed it outside it's baby was caught in some bird netting which was over the neighbours vegetable patch which I freed. I love it when animals feel they can trust you enough to get you to help them.
Aside from things I've seen non-human animals do on some nature documentaries, it would be squirrels figuring out a way to get into the supposedly "squirrel resistant" bird feeder I used to have.
That, and my recently deceased cat Monkey opening all kinds of doors. If she wanted to get in somewhere, she could even turn a doorknob. I've seen my own animal friends do many things that are both "smart" and funny, actually.
I met a Jack Russell dog once that could do commands like Sorority Girl (where she would lie on her back) and Cops Are Here! (put her paws up on the wall). Maybe not all that smart but clever and funny as hell. : )
Run away from a human
I've seen a hamster climb a fence to escape a cat...
Walk on its hind legs
I can do that!
I've seen two kittens fight with lightsabers on YouTube before.
When it comes to keeping away dogs, some choose to use the force lol
Damn that one went dark side.
I once had a cat who would sometimes find a coin on the floor, pick it up with her paws, set it rolling and chase it.
Now that is impressive! My brother in law couldn't do that!
I've seen a few pets, who seemed to understand how to baby watch a child. By quietly following them and then making sure they didn't get into trouble.
Those pets might be better than some babysitters.
When I was a squirt my parents had a Great Dane. He towered over me and my friends.
One day, my friends and I were playing cowboys and Indians. The play must have looked too rough to the Great Dane. He gently picked up the other kid by the collar of his coat and set him down outside the boundary of the yard, then sat there to ensure he didn't come back.
No body taught him how to do that. You're right, some pets just seem to understand their job.
Yeah sometimes pets simple seem to understand and protect :)
My brothers mix breed dog one time kept pulling my 3 year old son back the bank of a lake we were all swimimg in.
The cool thing was when Jason would scoot near the waters edge Mutley would grab him by his pant leg and pull him up the bank but not until he was sure he was only pulling on the pants and not biting his leg at the same time.
This dog was amazing he did many other things that defy explanation.
Gotta love Old Mutley!
Hi Brian! Long time, no see. Hope all is well.
Yeah I've have been a tad busy lately. Bought a house, the moving, work etc. Yes things are good. Hope life finds you well and happy
I'm doing well my friend. Congrats on the new house!