Hungry Octopus Flies Out Of Ocean To Catch Crabby Meal
It's never a good idea to turn your back on the sea, but if there's a hungry octopus lurking below, it could end up being a very grave mistake indeed.
A hair-raising video filmed in Yallingup, Western Australia, demonstrates the fearsome tenacity of one such octopus, who refused to let a little land get between him and his lunch.
"I didn't know why I chose to film this crab, but thought I would try and get closer to it," wrote 30-year-old Porsche Indrisie, who uploaded the video on YouTube, "but something else beat me to it."
Famous for their intelligence, octopuses have demonstrated the ability to open jars, use tools and even take pictures, so it's no wonder the clever mollusk was able to catch his prey. Few, however, would have guessed how quickly he could do it.
"When I first saw the octopus, I thought it was a black crab it moved so fast," Indrisie told WAToday. "I was just so surprised the octopus could leap out of the water like that."