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#361395 - 12/14/09 01:25 PM Octopus snatches coconut and runs  
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All you underwater buffs need to watch this for a good laugh!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8408233.stm

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#361398 - 12/14/09 01:52 PM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: JMR]  
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I loved that, thanks for posting.

#361399 - 12/14/09 02:14 PM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: chunkyruth]  
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This is great. I can't figure out whether it thought it got a cool shell house on a short sale or the biggest toy ever smile


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#361598 - 12/15/09 04:52 PM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: Gela]  
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Looks like Molly has some competition!

#361646 - 12/15/09 10:22 PM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: snorkelgirl]  
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That video was on national news in the US tonight!


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#361676 - 12/16/09 08:44 AM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: JMR]  
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Speaking of that octopus (which was hysterical!) what is the best place and time to spot one of these cool creatures? I ran into a few in Cozumel but after 5 trips to Belize, haven't seen one. And I mean while snorkeling, not diving. Thanks in advance, Underwater Fans!


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#361687 - 12/16/09 10:03 AM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: Sirenia]  
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Do a night snorkel. Takes a bit of courage but well worth it.

#361690 - 12/16/09 10:19 AM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: Phil]  
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yep, Night snorkels and night diving at Hol Chan almost always produce an octopus sighting. Phil is right ,the first time takes a little guts, but in reality my grandmother could do it and have a blast.


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#361736 - 12/16/09 04:11 PM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: elbert]  
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Thanks! And who does the best night snorkel in town? (I'll be there in March) Shameless self-promotions welcome smile


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#361740 - 12/16/09 04:47 PM Re: Octopus snatches coconut and runs [Re: Sirenia]  
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Shameless promotion for my buddy. Chuck and Robbie's dive shop, I've always wanted to go myself and would go with them. http://ambergriscayediving.com/

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