05 Dec '11, 7pm

MUST-WATCH #video of an octopus walking on land:

Wow, check out this amazing video of an octopus literally crawling out of the water and walking across dry land. The video was captured at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. It turns out this behavior is not as uncommon as one might expect. Captive octopuses escape with alarming frequency. While on the lam, they have been discovered in teapots and even on bookshelves. "Some would let themselves be captured, only to use the net as a trampoline. They'd leap off the mesh and onto the floor—and then run for it. Yes, run. You'd chase them under the tank, back and forth, like you were chasing a cat," Middlebury College researcher Alexa Warburton says. "It's so weird!" That said, capturing it on film is quite rare. Mainly because studies on octopuses are so limited due to the creature's typical shyness and their brief life span of about three years. Back in 2005, the journal Science ...

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