Octopus Steals Video Camera – Best ‘Late For Work Excuse’ Ever!

Victor Huang was scuba diving the waters in Wellington, NZ, when an octopus decided he didn’t like that he was being filmed. The entire ordeal was caught on video, and set to a catchy tune:

While trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashed towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off, all while the camera is recording! He swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter.

After a 5 minute chase, I placed my speargun underneath him and he quickly and curiously grabbed hold of the gun as well, giving me enough time to reach in and grab the camera from out of his mouth. I didn’t feel threatened at all during the whole ordeal.

He seemed to be fixated on the shiny metallic blue digital camera. The only confusing behavior was how he dashed off with it like a thief haha. Cheeky octopus.

songs by: Vincent Gillioz – Car Chase

location: Wahine Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand

~ by Fionnlagh on April 18, 2010.

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