This fantastic underwater video shows a red octopus and a crab battling on the sea floor. Judging by the low light conditions in the clip and the scarcity of seaweed, the scuba divers were a long way down. The red octopus clearly intends to have this crab for a snack, and probably thinks there is nothing the crab can do about it. The crab can only try to escape as quickly as he can before he’s caught in the octopus’ tentacles.
Suddenly, the tide turns for the crab, and he is able to effectively avoid becoming lunch for this hungry octopus. Check out this predator-prey video clip about the fate of the crab and the octopus in the clip below: