Octopus and crab battle ends in surprise

Kimberly Hayek
By Kimberly Hayek
February 27, 2017Entertainment


This video was taken February 10, 2017, when an underwater photographer came upon this battle between a red octopus and a swimmer crab. The animals battle it out for several minutes as the octopus chases the crab, but then things take a surprising turn…


Spoilers below this point:

The harbor seal that interrupted the battle is named Whiskers, and the divers were initially recording the seal. Apparently the seal recognized the divers and has long been using the photography lights to help hunt for fish.

The photographer said, “It was a great battle until Whiskers showed back up.”


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