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VIDEO: Playful pod of dolphins puts on a show for Florida firefighters

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 10:24:43-05

NAPLES, Fla. — A curious pod of dolphins put on quite a show for some Florida firefighters earlier this week.

Video posted Wednesday by Naples Fire Rescue shows the playful pod leaping out of the water behind a moving boat.

Firefighter Michael Neal says on the video that he “wanted to pet one,” kneeling down and putting his hand into the water.

Neal spoke with WTSP in Tampa and said they were concluding a boat safety check on Monday when the dolphins paid them a visit, sticking around a few minutes.

On the department's Facebook page, Neal later wrote, "This is what you get when you have the best job in the world + the beautiful City of Naples, FL 🙏🏼 #blessed."