Video Of An Octopus Creeping Around On Land To Eat Crabs

July 25, 2017


This is a video clip from the BBC documentary series The Hunt, narrated by everybody's favorite naturist David Attenborough. "Naturalist." Whatever, if he wants to run around naked in the woods behind his house that's his business. This particular segment focuses on a unique species of octopus in Northern Australia that has adapted the ability to walk on land in search of prey during low tide. It basically creeps from tide pool to tide pool looking for crabs to eat, while all the other octopuses are stuck in the tide pool they happened to be in when the low tide came. Fascinating. So what's next -- humans evolving into merpeople? Because I am into that. Hypothetically, how long do you think a person would need to sit in a salted bathtub for that to happen? I'm asking for a guy whose fingers are already pruney.

Keep going for the video.

  • Hazakabammer

    I cringe every time someone says "Octopuses" - It's Octopi in plural. :<

  • econoking

    Both are acceptable

  • Hazakabammer

    I disagree.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    Well, I'm happy that once humans wipe ourselves off the earth we will be replaced by the land octopus. If only I could be alive in a million years to see the rise of the tentacle monsters.

  • The_Wretched

    Don't show this video to bostonrobotics; they'll have a hardened version to use against people in weeks afterwards.

  • Mark

    That's the stuff of nightmares....

  • It's shit like this why I don't go outside.

  • TheQiwiMan

    You just know the Audio guy had a field day supplying the Foley work for that.

    There's no way that gross tentacle sound is natural.

  • Hazakabammer

    High gain microphones. The type of shit with a dish behind it and a laser pointer for guidance.

  • Jenness

    It's Australia, pretty sure the criminals mated with the animals and that is why everything can shank you to death there.

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