Huge Octopus Attacks Diver and Tries To Steal His Camera
A pair of divers got more than they bargained for while scuba diving when a huge octopus came up and attacked, attempting to steal one of the divers camera. The story was first reported by the New York Daily News on Monday.
The divers, David Malvestuto, 34, and Warren Murray, 56, were out diving in California when the incident took place. The octopus that attacked measured an approximate 8 feet in length. The pair are part of a diving group that says if you don’t get it on tape, it didn’t happen. The pair did manage to capture the entire encounter.
“I wasn’t too worried. Generally they are not too interested in people. They’ll just take off,” said Murray.
Even once the animal had wrapped its tentacles around his camera, Murray still persisted to take pictures and not let go of it, saying that his groups rule was looming in the back of his mind while he struggled to get it back from the animal. The attack happened in part because octopuses are very good at disguising themselves and in this case, the divers assumed it was a rock.
Neither Mavestuto or Murray were injured during the attack. The pair are lucky, considering that it was recently discovered that all octopuses are poisonous, aside from just being a natrualy dangerous animal to begin with.
Be sure to watch the amazing video of the octopus attack below.
Huge Octopus Attacks Diver and Tries To Steal His Camera video courtesy of YouTube