SEAGULL VS OCTOPUS BATTLE!

Thanks to the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney for sending us this story – Ginger Morneau of Langford was walking on the breakwater at Ogden Point when the sound of splashing caught her attention. Nothing could have prepared her for what she saw when she looked into the water. “The orange tentacle of an octopus wrapped around a seagull and they were struggling, the octopus drowned the bird and pulled it down into the water.”  Giant pacific octopus expert Jim Cosgrove says they’re very smart and “if they see a bird that consistently lands on a rock they can access then they may have a go at catching it.  Birds, on the other hand, are not all that smart and often will not move when an arm comes out of the water because they do not recognize it as a threat.”  Octopus 1, Seagull 0 

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