A giant manta ray was recorded as if seeking help from a snorkeler in Australia to remove metal hooks from her face Ningaloo Coast Reef near Western Australia reported NBC News on Friday.
The manta ray, which locals call freckles, had large fishhooks near their right eye.
Animal to turn around and return to you and introduce yourself, "Wilton told NBC News. "So I knew it was very special when she started interacting with us."
Wilton said he quickly realized that the marine animal needed help – and removed the hooks.
"I was not. I really do not think about anything but trying to get her out," he said. "I really did not want to mess it up."
British biologist Monty Halls, who filmed the May 24 encounter, said the manta ray appeared to give the diver a lot of confidence.
"I think the Manta knew Jake was trying to get the hooks out," Halls told NBC News.