Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Octopus: Nature's Bravest Warrior..

This is a very brief video of the Indonesian Coconut Octopus. When threatened, the octopus will bravely grab any nearby materials (such as shells or sunken coconuts) and...hide inside of them. Over time, this noble fellow discovered that instead of actually having to go through the trouble of finding nearby submerged coconuts, he could just make his malleable body look like a submerged coconut, floating and rolling on the ocean floor. Another amazing trait of these daring troopers is that they will run away. In a move that shocked researchers the world over, the Coconut Octopus showcased the first display of bipedal movement in a cephalopod and RAN AWAY, in the most literal sense possible. Look at this little guy go!

Truly the most heroic of God's creatures.

1 comment:

  1. HAHA! Now only if he could be holding a briefcase with one tentacle and keeping his porkpie hat on his head with the other!