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Octopus steals camera #373689
04/16/10 07:06 PM
04/16/10 07:06 PM
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Short Offline OP
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Wellington, Victor Huang from New Zealand was diving when an octopus appeared from the seaweed, and took his camera. He then made a run for it with the camera still running. Huang who said that the animal looked just like a fleeing shoplifter chased the octopus and managed to get the camera back while distracting the him with a spear gun.

Live and let live
Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: Short] #373703
04/17/10 04:53 AM
04/17/10 04:53 AM
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Well that is just . . .uh . . .fantastic!! What an experience!

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: seashell] #373729
04/17/10 10:45 AM
04/17/10 10:45 AM
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IT was worth the long down load time. However, I couldn't get it up full screen. That the guy had the presents of mind to keep shooting was impressive. that alone would have made for a good video even without the robbery aspect. Octopi are really smart.

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: ScubaLdy] #373732
04/17/10 11:14 AM
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Peter Jones Offline
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They're supposed to be as bright as a domestic cat. They recognise individual divers and will come to some and retreat from others, and apparently remember how they were treated before. Fascinating creatures, especially on a night dive outside the reef.

Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: Peter Jones] #373760
04/17/10 05:21 PM
04/17/10 05:21 PM
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denjy Offline
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Harriette, It is impressive full screen. Copy and paste the following address where you can see it full screen.

Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: denjy] #373766
04/17/10 06:20 PM
04/17/10 06:20 PM
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Peter Jones Offline
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At last I've been able to see it (thanks, denjy). I'm not surprised the octopus didn't like being videoed, because clearly its permission hadn't been asked and no fee offered.

Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: Peter Jones] #373811
04/18/10 10:23 AM
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Very fun to watch. Just one question.... Where's the spear gun now? wink

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