Okay, some of these items are over a month old, but I do loves me some cephalopods. And besides, when the octopus revolution happens (and it will) we’ll have to know everything we can about our new masters.
Tool use, theft, and a crooked fight, all below the cut.
I’m not sure I would ever voluntarily hand a spear gun to an octopus that just robbed me blind, but I’m not a scuba diver, so what do I know. Anyway, that’s what this diver did when an octopus jumped him and stole his camera.
I’m kind of shocked the octopus didn’t shoot him with the spear gun and then arrange the crime scene to make it look like a suicide… just because it could. Guy’s lucky he ran into a white-hat octopus, is what I’m saying.
Glad I Didn’t Have Money on this Fight
I’m pretty sure the octopus in this next video purposely threw the fight.
I mean, come on — in the past I posted a video of one of those things taking out a shark. And giant squid are known to fight whales. And the octopus in the previous video tricked somebody into giving up his goddamn spear gun.
I figure this particular octopus had some gambling debts, and maybe owed the cephalopod mafia a few favors.
This Delicious Powered Armor Suit is Biodegradable
So, yeah. Octopodes are now officially the first invertebrates known to exhibit tool use.
I admit it. This video freaks me out just a little bit. Because that octopus has big plans for his coconut armor suit. You can see it in the eyes.
Take That, Aristotle