An octupus doesn't share: Fierce creature pursues diver for interrupting dinner
Don’t startle a massive octopus when it’s eating because things could get ugly. That’s the takeaway lesson for a curious diver who disturbed the eight-tentacled mollusk during mealtime, and was quickly chased away.
In this extraordinary footage the curious-looking sea dweller, roughly the size of a German Shepherd, puffs itself up as a means of self-defense, warning the diver to stay away. She’s lucky to escape uninjured – all Octopi are venomous and some have been known to be lethal to humans.
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Elusive creatures, Octopus’s ability to camouflage themselves makes them difficult to film. The stunning footage was captured by a diver in Melbourne, and shows the beauty of the cephalopod and the habitat in which it dwells – before it speeds off into the murky depths.