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Octopus Crawls Out of Water Pursuing Meal

 
 
Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 10:35 pm
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 05:04 am
@edgarblythe,
Great. How am I supposed to sleep after watching that eb?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 07:29 am
@Eorl,

No, don't sleep. Rent this movie.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 11:35 am
@edgarblythe,
I like that their scale of attack goes fruitlessly backward.

"Even the hydrogen bomb doesn't hurt it." So lets hurl mines at it now! That'll definitely do the monster in!
mismi
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 11:45 am
@tsarstepan,
They can breathe outside of the water? That is amazing. Where did that crab come from?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 11:49 am
@mismi,
Somewhere hidden in the "island of seaweed." The octopus apparently scared him out of his hiding place.

BTW: I couldn't see the crab in the video as I'm using a iPod Touch these days until I replace my defunct laptop.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 12:06 pm
I kind of doubt that a big one could do the same thing. But, what do I know?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 06:36 pm
@edgarblythe,
There're incredibly intelligent animals...they've been filmed getting out of their aquariums and messing with the fish in neighboring ones...like juggling with them, moving their stuff and taking things they wanted back to their own aquarium.

They're off my eating list......I can't bear eating other really intelligent life forms.

I'll be vego again soon.....

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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 06:39 pm
@edgarblythe,
How I used to love those films when I was little!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 07:06 pm
@dlowan,
The more I learn about these things, the more I respect them. If they were land creatures, they might give us a little competition.
Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 07:35 pm
@edgarblythe,
Indeed. I read some sci-fi (Stephen Baxter?) suggesting they'd be easily trained as space pilots. Seemed to be based on real science, but I'm far from sure of that.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 07:36 pm
@Eorl,
Speculating, it's easy to read their actions from a human perspective. Hard to know what's in their brains, for sure.
Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 08:15 pm
@edgarblythe,
Wow, quite impressive! I had no idea they were capable of going out of water, although, it did seem to be struggling in the end.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 08:17 pm
@Reyn,
Did you read dlowan's post, reyn?
"There're incredibly intelligent animals...they've been filmed getting out of their aquariums and messing with the fish in neighboring ones...like juggling with them, moving their stuff and taking things they wanted back to their own aquarium."


dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 08:52 pm
@edgarblythe,
There are some fairly well recognized problem solving and self awareness tests. Some very elegant. Animal analysis is getting pretty sophisticated.

There's a lot going on in them thar Octopii.

Better be safe than sorry,

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Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 09:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
I guess I must have missed that. Confused
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Chumly
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 09:30 pm
Reminds me of my wife getting out of the bath.
Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 09:40 pm
@Chumly,
BWAHAHAAAAAA!

So wrong... look of disapproval will be here shortly I expect.

Good to see you back chumly.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 09:46 pm
@Chumly,
Does she have 8 arms? Great for a hug...but must be tough when you want to hold hands. Decisions decisions.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2011 10:20 pm
Love it. One of my brothers once researched if it was a good idea to buy an octopus. He decided he did not have enough resources to care for one.
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