Angry octopus attacks man who filmed it at popular snorkeling spot in Australia | ABC7

Apr 2, 2021
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Considered by biologists to be some of the most intelligent invertebrates, octopuses are normally playful and inquisitive.
But an Australian geologist saw another side to the marine creatures, when one octopus defended its home in Western Australia rather aggressively.
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  • Human: ☺🤳 Hey, everyone come here look its an 🐙. Octopus: Shoo! Human Shoo!, Your Scaring all the 🐟 away.

    Dashaun HarrisDashaun Harris4 days ago
  • Whale he woke up on the wrong side of the coral/sea sponge😁😁😁😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

    G ForceG Force4 days ago
  • Ohhhh Gollly🤣

    Mz. BentMz. Bent5 days ago
  • So.... Where are the people that complain that the quality of ghost or ufo videos is bad? Is this a fake video of a fake octopus

    Sons Of AtlusSons Of Atlus5 days ago
  • If this was in Australia I'm sure it's poisonous.

    Ashton HartleyAshton Hartley5 days ago
  • That's a very beautiful rare dog you got there. 🐙

    The Way Thing's HappenThe Way Thing's Happen7 days ago
  • That me lads, was a baby Coast Kraken...

    Veng3rVeng3r7 days ago
  • "Sir, I said; NO CAMERAS!!"

    Edward BrockEdward Brock7 days ago
  • Where is the attack?

    IamRomulusIamRomulus8 days ago
  • He looks so good in a salad 🤷🏻‍♀️😂😂😂

    Hilda SerranoHilda Serrano8 days ago
  • "I said no pictures!" 🐙

    IntrepidFraidyCatIntrepidFraidyCat8 days ago
  • why escape? thats food, launch and dinner XD

    Lorenzo BonanniLorenzo Bonanni8 days ago
  • Next time an octopus tell you "No pictures, please." don't ignore it.

    PEEPER57PEEPER578 days ago
  • Tentacrule used whip... It wasn't very affective.

    Tims BlendsTims Blends8 days ago
  • V

  • Golly that is a fricking wild animal let me take a picture. Lol. Assume nothing with mother nature.

    S LS L9 days ago
  • That was not an attack.

    MT CheungMT Cheung9 days ago
  • Mans didn't want to be filmed lmao-

    Starstruck_ SevenStarstruck_ Seven9 days ago
  • Even the water attacks in Oz 🤣

    Mad ScientificMad Scientific9 days ago
  • Where's the attack

    Bobby RBobby R9 days ago
  • Cranky octopus.

    BluebirdsBluebirds9 days ago
  • Bull the octopus, didn't attack the man, he is defending him self.

    J PJ P9 days ago
  • and after it warns them off they continue to bother it. smh....

    Cindy JCindy J9 days ago
  • Yum

    MtloverMtlover9 days ago
  • Well thats what happens when you enter a mfers home and your not wanted.... Gotta think more....

    OG BeanOG Bean9 days ago
  • He really said “get out of my yard”

    Koby KKoby K9 days ago
  • made my skin crawled😨

    benjamin franklinbenjamin franklin10 days ago
  • Wow looks like Hank got angry this morning

    Keaton BlackmanKeaton Blackman10 days ago
  • *Reality = Next door neighbor waves hello.* *ABC7 = Man almost assaulted by angry next door neighbor.*

    Mad FunnyMad Funny10 days ago
  • Octupus: GET OFF MY BEACH!!!

    Cybercity Oedo 808Cybercity Oedo 80810 days ago
  • Octopus 🐙: “Get out my water!” ....ya filthy animal.

    Kanami MiniKanami Mini10 days ago
    • 😂😂😂

      Grim TeaGrim Tea9 days ago
  • Lol it's hardly angry it's just protecting itself from a potential threat... smh 😒

    Bob GruntzBob Gruntz10 days ago
  • That octopus must of went to police academy or sum cops do the same when you record them

    Mason WhitakerMason Whitaker10 days ago
  • Hail Hydra

    Kirk LazarusKirk Lazarus10 days ago
  • Sometimes the octopus 🐙 wins!!!

    James HoganJames Hogan10 days ago
  • This is not news. What even is this?

    N TN T10 days ago
  • They tend to be very camera shy. I always ask for permission before recording them.

    Drew GrowsDrew Grows10 days ago
  • Rooting for the intelligent Octopus who probably felt threatened by the human..

    Lon LandisLon Landis10 days ago
  • Next movie: Godzilla vs Angriest Octopus

    Justin 311Justin 31110 days ago
  • The octopus didn't even touch him. More fake news

    ForkInTheRoadForkInTheRoad10 days ago
  • potato cam in 2021? Come on.

    chumleyokchumleyok10 days ago
  • What an awesome way to repel its home’s invader!

    R. SharpR. Sharp10 days ago
  • "Attacked"

    Joey MatthewsJoey Matthews10 days ago
  • Why did you go near it..

    smokeysmokey10 days ago
  • He could've died! 🏃 ☠👾☠

    Blasphenom5000Blasphenom500010 days ago
  • -_-

    Lexie PixieLexie Pixie10 days ago
  • Crapola story

    Joel BradberryJoel Bradberry10 days ago
  • Way too comfortable. You can tell that he has no worries in life. Too care free going up to an octopus like that.

    Corey PolkCorey Polk10 days ago
  • Next week he is going to Yellowstone to get close to the buffalo.

    Love me a ScotsmanLove me a Scotsman10 days ago
    • Lol so funny

      S LS L9 days ago
  • He's lucky it wasn't a venomous Blue Ring Octopus.

    LEX37LEX3710 days ago
  • New headline: Man bothers animal, shocked animal defends itself. Also, octopuses can't sting. They're not jellyfish.

    Rachel NicholsRachel Nichols10 days ago
  • That was an attack? Seemed more like he was just flipping the dude off.

    Brian FergusBrian Fergus10 days ago
    • lmao xD

      d ́buCd ́buC8 days ago
  • Self defense

    Omar AOmar A10 days ago
  • Can’t believe this made the news 🤦🏽‍♂️😂

    rawlikesushi3rawlikesushi310 days ago
    • Lol speak for yourself

      rawlikesushi3rawlikesushi39 days ago
    • The fact that you both clicked and commented is exactly WHY it made the news

      Jeremy MorenoJeremy Moreno10 days ago
  • It just wanted to hug the guy's face.

    MaximaMan06MaximaMan0610 days ago
  • stupid human, bothering the octopus.

    OOO MMMOOO MMM10 days ago
  • The Octopus sure showed that Steve Irwin imposter 🐙🔪

    Jasmine TigressJasmine Tigress10 days ago
  • I had no idea they could whip like that.

    Mercenary MullunsMercenary Mulluns10 days ago
  • It's the man's fault he shouldn't have moved that quickly

    nainrae nainraenainrae nainrae10 days ago
  • They are so intelligent 🤓 you were so lucky to experience one in the shallows. Also lucky it wasn't a Humboldt 🐙🦑squid that would have your fingers off in no time!!

    Lee O'ConnorLee O'Connor10 days ago
  • “Attack” that’s not attack. Dramatic click bait

    Jp JpJp Jp10 days ago
  • Someone had a bad day

    Ratheesh rkRatheesh rk10 days ago
  • The octopus first "struck" at a bird. I think this was a "bad tentacle" day. However, there is no doubt that the poor thing was VERY angry about something. What makes an intelligent invertebrate angry? The interesting thing is that it apparently can "see" beyond the water surface for a significant distance.

    Kathleen KingKathleen King10 days ago
  • He's like "square up homie"

    King MoshiachKing Moshiach10 days ago
  • I would be outta there so fast, as soon as I saw that crazy 8 legged monster coming anywhere near me.

    Adam GropmanAdam Gropman10 days ago
    • @Alisasi *And* she's apparently willing to fight 😂

      Mad ScientificMad Scientific9 days ago
    • She’s so beautiful and considers you a 2 legged monster who can’t breathe water 😊

      AlisasiAlisasi9 days ago
    • How you think it feels about you? 🤣

      Mad ScientificMad Scientific9 days ago
  • Cthulhu is peeved

    Vector FoxVector Fox10 days ago
  • Octopi are the most intelligent wasn't angry, just prudent and probably surprised because you ran up...also, it was a bit vulnerable in the shallow water. I'd be glad I saw one that large so close to shore.

    Mike WeinMike Wein10 days ago
    • @Miss Understanding of course and totally agree, that and the combination of speech and body language, yet total communication break downs are too common. People are actively in regression. If folks can just be more empathetic and considerate, such as yourself and a few other precious gems across this world, humanity should cohere in such a beautiful way we haven't seen in our existence.

      Whiqed DikWhiqed Dik8 days ago
    • @Whiqed Dik Thanks...and yes, being considerate isn't so in fashion these days. People need to understand that's one of the most important things that SHOULD separate us from animals, but not always the case. Thanks for a positive comment! 😁

      Miss UnderstandingMiss Understanding8 days ago
    • @Miss Understanding I'm glad to hear your dear is not blinding. Thanks for being a considerate person 🍻

      Whiqed DikWhiqed Dik8 days ago
    • I'm personally afraid of them, but I try my best to respect all nature. It probably just wanted its space and dude violated it to make a viral video.

      Miss UnderstandingMiss Understanding8 days ago
    • it was probably more scared than angry

      PutrIsCoolPutrIsCool8 days ago
  • Probably called him octopussy off Camara.

    David CDavid C10 days ago
  • Stop following it. It's obviously upset if it lashes out at you. Leave it be

    Brandi TewBrandi Tew10 days ago
  • Leave the calamari alone, please...

    Larry WilsonLarry Wilson11 days ago
  • Squidward *snapped*

    Ryan LeonardRyan Leonard11 days ago
    • He lost his clarinet

      Whiqed DikWhiqed Dik10 days ago
  • Wow

    Newman OutDoorsNewman OutDoors11 days ago
  • Cahf ah nafl mglw'nafh hh' ahor syha'h ah'legeth, ng llll or'azath syha'hnahh n'ghftephai n'gha ahornah ah'mglw'nafh.

    Jose AragonJose Aragon11 days ago
  • Leave me alone 👹 is this the first time you see an octupes 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤭 حل عني ياه

    let's get creative diylet's get creative diy11 days ago
    • @7Bloxkaa of corse they dont lol 🤣🤣 But usually a girl say that when a boys stares at her 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      let's get creative diylet's get creative diy10 days ago
    • Probably,🤷🏾‍♂️it's not like folks see them very often haha or do they?

      7Bloxkaa7Bloxkaa10 days ago
  • C R A Z Y... 🤪

    Pumpkin SpicePumpkin Spice11 days ago
  • Hardly attacked.

    Ben SBen S11 days ago
  • Yeah a lot of our animals will kick your but! 😂👍

    Dinkum AussieDinkum Aussie11 days ago
  • The octopus is like hey hey go skat get out of here hooman

    chris wooddellchris wooddell11 days ago
  • Attacked? Dont you mean he splashed the man with water

    Leonah's LegacyLeonah's Legacy11 days ago
    • This must be what they consider a 4D attack. In my day a 3D attack would be the guy screaming and flailing in the water while he was being drowned and eaten. The world is clearly going soft🤣

      RiverStormRiverStorm9 days ago
    • 2021 rules. You look bad, straight to jail. Splash, oh definitely straight to jail.

      Whiqed DikWhiqed Dik10 days ago
  • Leave that octopus alone

    Pornnelius HubbardPornnelius Hubbard11 days ago
  • I’m never ever ever going to the beach again now I’m going to have a octopus imagination on the ground of my floor and dreams about octopus

    Tracy HarrisTracy Harris11 days ago
  • Oh buggah

    Ryan CarterRyan Carter11 days ago
  • Octopus, my favorite sea animal.

    highjinxwillie62highjinxwillie6211 days ago
  • Better be careful, wildlife is sacred area💯

    Mary ShoemakerMary Shoemaker11 days ago
  • "Why are you naked?" -Octopus

    Leonardo Da KimchiLeonardo Da Kimchi11 days ago
    • "Call that a tentacle?" - Octopus

      geckoboy70geckoboy709 days ago
  • Another attention grabbing inter-species intelligence test workout, prepping for the Darwin Olympics.

    Rick DworskyRick Dworsky11 days ago
  • Octopussies are awesome! 😆

    DixieDixie11 days ago
    • When I was a kid and my dad rented that tape of the James Bond Dr Octopussy I was stoked to keep saying it and getting away with it lol my mom was like “oh good lord”

      Quake GuyQuake Guy10 days ago
  • No one is gonna mention how clear the water is?

    Ana VillaltaAna Villalta11 days ago
    • @Steven Strain that what I am saying, if left alone, we, humans, can't help but ruin that most of the time.

      Whiqed DikWhiqed Dik10 days ago
    • It's not tap water ya know. Water is that clear if left in proper environment.

      Whiqed DikWhiqed Dik10 days ago
  • Australian-“Oh Golly” 😂 Octopus- Put that on your barbecue!

    Earth Colored EyesEarth Colored Eyes11 days ago
    • He’s from perth

      OscarOscar10 days ago
  • squidward had it after years of working for Mr Krabs

    CealzaCealza11 days ago
    • So cool!

      MrBen527MrBen52711 days ago
    • Makes it funnier when you realize this guy said he later found the octo’s home among a crab graveyard 😆

      Calvin JCalvin J11 days ago
  • That’s what happens when you bother Mother Nature,

    jediuli1981jediuli198111 days ago
  • Hail Hydra!

    Duane Delos SantosDuane Delos Santos11 days ago
  • News title: Humans are facing new racism attacks from octopuses..

    Electric CrystalsElectric Crystals11 days ago
  • Looks like the human just kept bothering the octopus.

    KPepper LKPepper L11 days ago
    • @Private Citizen Guy Isn't that mentality part of the reason our planet is warming at a faster and faster rate every year? We do not "own" this planet, I guarantee most humans would be dead without technology. We need to share this planet, it's not a matter of loving animals, it's a matter of practicality. We cannot survive as a species on our own.

      Anthony GarciaAnthony Garcia8 days ago
    • The human? Not just "the guy".

      Dying BreedDying Breed9 days ago
    • @Private Citizen Guy Trump 2024!

      Hjll V FYI jj no ivyHjll V FYI jj no ivy9 days ago
    • @Maikoh The Planet EARTH is the habitat of the dominant species. HUMAN. Don’t like it? Leave! What I laugh it is when supposed “animal lover” are maimed, mauled, or killed by animals.

      Private Citizen GuyPrivate Citizen Guy9 days ago
    • @Private Citizen Guy You think the ocean is your habitat? I can tell you like to hear yourself talk, but if you’re going to, at least try to sound smart.

      MaikohMaikoh10 days ago
  • I wonder 💭 what did he see in that creature to approach it barefoot?

    Jak JonesJak Jones11 days ago
  • Click bait lol

    Greg FierroGreg Fierro11 days ago
  • Release the kraken!!!!

    TMCCABE2001TMCCABE200111 days ago
  • You go Octi scare away bad humans! 👏Leave it in peace 🙌❤️

    Marianne JohannessenMarianne Johannessen11 days ago
    • @Private Citizen Guy those pitbulls are acting on instinct alone. It's not out of spite. Hound dogs chase certain animals because it's their nature. Retrievers retrieve because it's their nature.

      jimmy deanjimmy dean9 days ago
    • @jimmy dean That’s your folly speaking. So, when two pit bulls randomly attack and kill a toddler, that was their instinct? Murder is murder, yo. You seem to think that it only counts whe a human does it.

      Private Citizen GuyPrivate Citizen Guy9 days ago
    • @Private Citizen Guy only humans have capability of being evil, but also have capability of being pristine. Animals act according to their instinct.

      jimmy deanjimmy dean10 days ago
    • This is the folly with so called “animal lovers”. They cast humans as bad and evil.

      Private Citizen GuyPrivate Citizen Guy10 days ago
    • ❤️🍻

      Whiqed DikWhiqed Dik10 days ago
  • Way to go Octi!! Humans are BAD !!!!

    La GitanaLa Gitana11 days ago
    • Fr

      JoanaJoana10 days ago
    • Humans are more important than other creatures

      حساب رياضيحساب رياضي10 days ago
  • I would've ate it all ready.😇🐙👩‍🍳🧃

    Mariovo5Mariovo511 days ago
    • @Marianne Johannessen it’s none of your business

      Kane SmithKane Smith11 days ago
    • Greed of some people just eat eat eat everything!

      Marianne JohannessenMarianne Johannessen11 days ago