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Octopus leaps from the sea, drags a crab to its horrific death

This octopus will eat you and everyone you care about.


Ramon Ramirez

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 23, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 11:33 am CDT

If you’re an underwater cameraman or a shark, it’s understood that crossing the path of an octopus is a fool’s errand. They will attack with aggressive, indiscriminate fury.

But that wrath was long-assumed to be a strictly underwater danger. Then this happened in Yallingup, Australia—apparently over the weekend.

If a stout, muscular crab can’t ward off a leaping cephalopod on its home turf, there is no hope for humanity.H/T Gawker | Photo via Keng Lye/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2015, 7:27 pm CST