Dec 07 2011

Cephalopod warning: soon, they’ll be everywhere

You think you’re safe because you’re terrestrial? Further evidence that the invasion is imminent:

Foolish humans, thinking it is “cute”. It was merely looking for a major artery before biting down.

(Also on Sb)


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  1. 1

    So can they actually breathe out of the water?

  2. 2

    That looks like the thing I blew out of my nose this morning. Excapt mine didn’t move. Wait a minute…

  3. 3

    Until it can climb over the Rockie Mountains, crawl, slither or whatever, through the snow, survive an Alberta winter, and then defeat the ferocious guard cat my daughter calls Fluffy, I’m not gonna worry (much).

    How fast can it move across land?

  4. 4

    What should I do if I encounter such a beastie out of water? I worry that it would be easy prey on the beach.

  5. 5

    Just a note, the two video recommendations shown at the end of the video were about eating baby octupusses. I think that pretty easily debunks all this invasion nonsense – we are after all at the top of the food chain.

  6. 6

    Yes we are at the top of the food chain, but we’re not alone. Polar bears, tigers, sharks and mosquitoes all consider us food sources.

  7. 7

    I watched the video and was all squeee its so cute! Then I stupidly clicked on the related Octopus and soy sauce video that came up after the OP video ended. Arrgh! It adds a whole new unwanted dimension to the phrase “Don’t play with your food”.

  8. 8

    PZ’s Golden Rule: eat them before they eat you!

  9. 9
    Gregory Greenwood

    I for one welcome our adorable tentacled overlords…

  10. 10
    chigau (違う)

    There is no such place as “top of the food chain”.

  11. 11
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    First the sea. Then the land.

    Begin phase III:

    The air.

  12. 12
    Glen Davidson

    Baby’s first steps are always so adorable.

    Now to climb the Empire State Building on all eightses.

    Glen Davidson

  13. 13

    I hope for the sake of that guy that this wasn’t filmed in Australia.

  14. 14

    Ghost of Steve Irwin: “Crikey! he’ll latch on with his tentacles, slam down with the beak and you’ll bleed out in seconds! . . . “

  15. 15

    My first thought was “That’s exactly what people tend to do just as the tetrodotoxin kicks in”. The beauty of it is that the neurotoxic properties mean you don’t even feel the bite.

  16. 16

    A suggested video for the “Endless Thread”


    Forgive me I have yet to learn HTML, but old fashioned cut and paste works

  17. 17

    Oh it worked as a link DOH!

  18. 18

    Yes we are at the top of the food chain, but we’re not alone. Polar bears, tigers, sharks and mosquitoes all consider us food sources.

    Sure, but we are hard at work fixing 3 of those problems.

  19. 19
    Troy Britain

    “Oh, look at the pretty blue circles it has on its skin… Ack! [Collapses to ground]

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    how long would an occy like that have out of the water, and what does a gasping octopus look like?

    Also, speaking of of not feeling the tetradoxin … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLPXpluXnFE&feature=related

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