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#373689 - 04/16/10 07:06 PM Octopus steals camera  
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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.

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#373703 - 04/17/10 04:53 AM Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: Short]  
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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?

#373729 - 04/17/10 10:45 AM Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: seashell]  
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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.

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#373732 - 04/17/10 11:14 AM Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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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.

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

#373766 - 04/17/10 06:20 PM Re: Octopus steals camera [Re: denjy]  
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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.

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

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