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Old 02-20-2012, 08:38 AM
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An octopus grabs this guys camera while it is shooting video, then latches on to his speargun. True cephalopod drama worthy of a Lloyd Bridges episode. The octopus is pretty miffed judging from all that red in the clip.

"while trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashed towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off, all while the camera is recording! he swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter. after a 5 minute chase, I placed my speargun underneath him and he quickly and curiously grabbed hold of the gun as well, giving me enough time to reach in and grab the camera from out of his mouth. I didn't feel threatened at all during the whole ordeal. he seemed to be fixated on the shiny metallic blue digital camera. the only confusing behavior was how he dashed off with it like a thief haha. cheeky octopus.

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thanks for watching, and remember life is too short to spend it in front of a tv or at the shopping mall......get out there and live it up! these moments of beauty exist every single second in nature.

love,
vic

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http://www.ibdivers.co.nz
http://www.splashgordon.co.nz"
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