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Octopus’s daring escape from a fishing boat has to be seen to be believed

This is the Houdini of marine life.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 19, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 6:01 pm CDT

An Alaskan boat crew who had captured an octopus figured that they had won the battle with the creature once it was onboard. After all, the cephalopod stood no chance of escape. Obviously, its next stop would be the dinner table at some seafood restaurant.

The lone dissenter, experienced boater Chance Miller, happened to be filming the catch, and he figured that the animal could escape through a tiny hole in the boat that led directly to the ocean. The rest of the crew laughed off the idea.

“It’s like trying to get my wife in her wedding dress,” scoffed one crew member. “It ain’t gonna happen.”

They should have listened to Miller.

H/T Digg / Image via Brian Gratwicke/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jan 19, 2015, 8:48 am CST