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

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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Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.