On a beach in Western Australia last month, video showed an octopus violently attacking a man.
According to Reuters, geologist and writer Lance Karlson was about to swim near the resort. On March 19, he and his family discovered that he thought it was a stingray’s tail hitting a seagull. his family. After further inspection, Carlson and his 2-year-old daughter discovered that it was an octopus.
He filmed a video of the creature swimming in shallow water and then suddenly extended his arm to 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 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.
Later, he uploaded these shots to social media and called them the “most angry octopus”
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: “Fishes usually remove the remaining shells, and octopuses sometimes point 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, and the octopus just warns him to go. Up.”