A scuba diver has forged an unlikely bond with a wild fish and the pair meet up every summer beneath the waves for a reunion.
Rex Colubra made friends with the small mouth bass while on a fresh water dive in September 2021. The odd encounter ended with the 40-year-old naming the fish Elvis. The pair now see each other every year when Rex travels back to the Wisconsin lake where Elvis lives.
The 40-year-old print-shop worker also claims his little ‘friend’ gets jealous if other fish come around. “Elvis will literally just fight other fish if they get too close to me to keep them away.”
Speaking about their first encounter, Rex recalled, “It was like any other dive. I was checking out a new spot and all these fish where coming up to me. I noticed one was sticking closer than the rest. He wasn’t scared even when I got out. He stuck close to the surface in the shallows.” Two weeks later, Rex returned and said the fish recognized him and approached him.
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