Back In The Water!: Octopus Scurrying Across Land

November 22, 2011


This is a video of an octopus trying to carry a crab from one tidal pool to another at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, California. He's not really the best land-walker I've ever seen, but he is trying to carry a crab half the time, and it's not easy struttin' that ass with crabs between your legs. Trust me. Just turn the volume down or try (and fail) to ignore the people talking the whole damn time (God, do you do this at movies too?!), because they're pretty f***ing annoying. Calm down, lady -- you already made him drop his crab, now he's probably gonna starve. YOUR BANTER IS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS!

Hit the jump for Spongebob's friend in action.

Amphibious assault troops in training [scienceblogs]

Thanks to Chris and Meghhan, who agree as soon as King Neptune starts mounting guns to them it's time to move to higher ground.

  • UncleAndyB

    I, for one, welcome our new cephalapod overlords.

  • "He's got one of those weird things inside him!" ... you mean a crab?

  • Julio Juarez

    What a cute little voice "I want to take a piiiiicture!"

  • Ever try to keep one of these SOB's in an aquarium? They will endlessly try to get out just to do it; they even figure out how to take the lids off. It's like they want to get out and explore just for the sake of curiosity. It's amazing how long they can live outside the water as well. They are cool as hell; they examine and play with random things. Smart little fuckers I tell ya.

  • His crab friend asked to be left where he met his wife when he died.

  • Awesome. And creepy. I am repulsed *and* excited. Wow.

  • Dear woman, it's not unbelievable, it's clearly happening right in front of you, please shut up. Dear man who says 'it's like an alien' how the f**k do you know? It's certainly not like Giger's alien, and seeing as we've not met any real aliens yet I think your comment is as pointless as mine. The end.

  • Joey!!!! Are you watching this!!!! Where are you headed dude!!!!???

  • For gods sake kill it

  • I'm not sure if I thought that was awesome, or creepy as hell O_o

  • Octopus Expeditionary Forces

    Operational Journal

    Day 1:  Journey to surface successful.  Planted rations at rendezvous point delta.  Preparations for main force movement should be completed within 10 days at this rate...

  • SlowMonkey

    That was just gross. Looked like a PSA to use Pepto Bismol.

  • Charlie Rogers

    And that, Americans, is why the rest of the world thinks you're a bit "special"
    (like the retarded kid at school)

  • another_excuse

    I think he's come to save us <3

  • "where are you headed dude?"

  • Cthulhu sends his emissary with an ominous gift. A taste of the destruction yet to come.

    We're all doomed.

  • "I can't believe..." you won't shut up you probably 40 year old woman who is astonished like a 4 year old. Joey are you watching how retarded your mom is?

  • MrRushing

    I call littering. Dropping his leftovers on land... pig!

  • Guest

    This is how the evolution of tree octopuses started.

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