Don’t interrupt an octopus while it’s eating and don’t you dare point your camera at it because Mr. octopus ain’t having it. In fact, the super macho and smart creature of the ocean will try to intimidate you when you do that because it’ll charge at you, stare you down, and then inflate itself like a giant parachute so it looks like it’s flexing all its muscles at once.
It’s actually pretty impressive (and a little bit scary).
The size of the octopus after it blows itself up is pretty remarkable (and kind of looks like a celestial parachute of sorts). The footage was taken by Pink Tank Scuba who’s presumably never gonna interrupt an octopus’ meal again. Pink Tank Scuba writes:
This octopus was NOT impressed when I interrupted its morning feeding stroll during my scuba dive on 31 Jan, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. It blew itself up like a parachute multiple times to try to intimidate me, before trying to torpedo me like a bowling ball!
That’s right, you don’t mess with an octopus. They are strong and fast as hell. And they know how to pull hoses…
In other words, they can really fuck you up if they want too.
Cephalopods are extremely intelligent creatures we understand little about, yet that final warning is a clear sign that you’re about ti die.
Run you intruder human, RUN!!