Octopus selfies

The octopus that stole Victor's camera. Screen grab from the video.

The octopus that stole Victor’s camera, joyriding on his speargun. Screen grab from the video.

It’s not often that you get to say “an octopus ate my homework stole my camera”, but diver Victor Huang got to say just that. While diving off the coast of Wellington, New Zealand, an octopus stole his camera and swam off with it.

Victor gave chase, managed to catch up with it, and ended up taking the octopus on a joyride while it was wrapped around his speargun (which he’d waved as a distraction to get his camera back). Here’s the video of the event.

New Zealand – it’s not just about the hobbits. :-)

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4 Responses to Octopus selfies

  1. pipmarks says:

    I wonder what the octopus wrote about this in its cephaloblog?

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