I'm Invisible Now!: Octopus Immediately Turns White To Blend In With Boat After Being Caught

May 7, 2014

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This is a short video of an octopus that's caught by a fisherman and, when it's tossed onto the boat's deck, instantly turns white to try to hide from the humans. Unfortunately, human eyes are harder to trick than some ocean predators, and I imagine this guy ended up as somebody's dinner. Or in a magic potion. Speaking of -- anybody know where I can get some fairy wings? I'm kidding, I support the ban on fairy wings to brew magic potions. I do need a half dozen leprechaun nards though.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to CR, who can't change colors but can change the channel and volume on the TV already making them infinitely smarter than my roommate.

  • Ellie
  • Looks like a "Dave"

    Poor octopus. Sometimes I feel guilty about not being vegan or vegetarian, but the food chain is a fact of nature.

  • captaindash

    The food chain is indeed a fact, and so is the fact that as a human you're smart enough to be able to choose what you eat. If you're still on the fence, I recommend tofu cut with meat shaped cookie cutters.

  • Pyro

    I know that he was mistreating the octopus, but I couldn't help but wonder what the octopus spat out, when the fisherman took it out of the water.

  • The Planet Pluto

    It was the bait from the hook. Probably just random fish.

  • fsafdaf

    Leprechaun nards are ridiculously expensive and hard to get with the transportation of magical goods tax, and to get them exported to the states? Forget about it. I suggest the toenails of a roaming bigfoot as a substitute. Fairies on the other hand aren't even endangered anymore and their wings work work wonders. I think they should be regulated but allowed to be hunted. Especially after the Russian expedited breeding program.

  • Tyguy

    Was that Dave Grohl pulling in the line?

  • Syd

    Although interested, I'm not so much a fan of this video for the dickiness of the fisherman.

  • Bii

    What did he do wrong? He made sure the octopus didn't get sliced open after pulling it from the water.

  • Bad Boy Bubby

    Than he choke slammed it to the floor of the boat...

  • baal

    While I like to eat them, it's a little disconcerting to have food that seems smart.

  • Bubbubsky

    An octopus doesn't seem smart. They ARE smart. They're extremely intelligent animals.

  • PlanktonsComputerWifeKaren

    Once you learn a bit about Cephalopoda, killing them--much less *eating* them--seems fundamentally wrong.

  • adsfasdfasdf

    nature is all about eat before you are eaten. food that seems smart has to die soonest or you're fucked. just ask the wolves(aka food's bestest buddy/slaves
    (because dog))

    stop eating calimari and next thing you know cephilapods are shooting us from a helecopter or keeping our retarded cousin for a pet(sometimes he helps with the shooting but he doesn't know better and thinks its a game)

  • Carl Winterbourne

    I'd like to slam him down hard on to the deck of a boat, see how white he turns.

  • Bii

    Didn't realize that tossing=slamming. Yeah, he should have set him down, but you're talking like he spiked the octopus against the boat.

  • Bad Boy Bubby

    No, he's taliking like he Slammed him down hard on the floor...

  • Chrizmyth

    #TalkDirtyToMe

  • AthrunWilshire

    I like how it started to change back. It obviously realised it wasn't fooling anyone.

  • abcdefgjklmnopqruvwxyz

    I thought it was because the guy's boot entered its field of vision, so it was picking a color between the white deck and the dark boot.

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