On a beach in Western Australia last month, video showed an octopus violently attacking a man.
According to Reuters, geologist and writer Lance Karlson is about to swim near the resort on March 19, where he and his family found the spot where he believed the stingray’s tail hit the seagull. . After further inspection, Carlson and his 2-year-old daughter discovered that it was an octopus.
He took a video about the creature swimming in shallow water, and then suddenly lunged at him. Then, after his family set up in the sun protection tent, put on goggles and went into the water alone to explore the crab shells. After the octopus swims, the octopus finds him again, and he uses his arms to hold Carlson. Carlson feels his neck and back are stinged.
Carlson told the news agency: “My goggles became foggy, and the water suddenly became muddy. I remember being shocked and confused at the time.”
Later, he uploaded these shots to social media and called them the “most angry octopus” in Geography Bay. “After chasing a seagull, it determined the flogging my daughter and I deserve!” he wrote on Instagram. “Later I found its home in a crab cemetery, and it followed me again!”
The octopus left red marks on Carlson’s neck and upper body. But he told Reuters that he was not hostile to the animal.
Dr. Jennifer Mather, a professor at the University of Lethbridge, has been studying octopuses for decades. He watched the viral video and told CBS News on Friday that because of the man Approaching the crab cemetery, it is obvious that he is too close to the octopus’s residence. She said that the crab shell is essentially its garbage dump.
She said: “Fish usually remove the remaining shells, and octopuses sometimes aim at what we call “slaps.”
According to Mather, octopuses usually don’t do this because they are shy animals.
Mather said: “It is unusual for octopuses to be aggressive like this, but they have a distinct personality. You can describe this as an agitated or unresponsive behavior.” “This person is not dangerous. The octopus just warns him to go. Up.”