Friday Cephalopod: The Red Devil


You think they’re friendly and that they just want to cuddle, but really they want to eat you. Nothing cute about it, they’re hungry. Kind of like my cat.

Comments

  1. brucej says

    Man, PZ, if your cat is like a Humboldt, I’m really sorry for you! How do you deal with the constant blood loss?

  2. Artor says

    The diver was lucky. Humbolt squid usually hunt in packs, and can gang-gank their prey, spinning it and pulling it rapidly to the deeps. Also, they don’t have gentle squishy suckers. Instead they have retractable hooked claws down the length of their tentacles. Another diver who survived such an attack had multiple deep contusions, his eardrums ruptured and nearly lost his breather to an inquisitive squid.

  3. Ichthyic says

    The diver was lucky.

    LOL

    no.

    Humboldt squid rarely attack divers, and the one in this video was flashing white and squirting ink. it was afraid.

    stop it, just stop it.

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