Incredible Footage: Octopus Fights for Its Life Against Hungry Sea Lion

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A very hungry female sea lion spots an octopus and decides to make it her dinner. A special camera is strapped on the sea lion's back, and as the UK Daily Mail notes, the footage is incredible. The amazing video was filmed off the coast of Australia by a National Geographic team.

When the sea lion comes in contact with the lone octopus, it's all over. The large mammal bites into the octopus's tentacles, making it almost impossible for the eight-legged creature to break free. Eventually, however, the octopus uses one of it's famous defense mechanisms: ink. The victim releases a large black cloud of ink, obscuring the attacker's vision. The sea lion lets go, but only for a moment.




Switching tactics, the sea lion makes a fast turnaround, ripping off each leg of the helpless octopus. The octopus is left with nothing. After the eventful hunt, the sea lion swims to shore to rest.

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emraldctys

Yes..this is what the merciless Neocons and Tea Party want to do to the poor and needy. Rip off thier arms and legs and consume after saying Grace.

October 19 2012 at 12:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C-G

You guys need to know the difference between its (possessive) and it's (contraction of it is) No one double checked the spelling of words before posting this article?

October 15 2012 at 8:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pabreuart

That's right RJM, Children have to learn things that they did'nt know so we as human species will learn and begin to apreciate as to how to co-exist in this ignorant world of ours.
Remember RJM, we teach also by showing. and my children, I would like them to learn that, cause the more they learn the more they will respect love each other.

October 15 2012 at 7:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Bob Alexander

Eat or be eaten is a law of nature. The unnatural thing is killing your own kind as men do on the streets and in wars.

October 15 2012 at 6:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Bob Alexander

Eat or be eaten is a law of nature, but the unnatural thing mankind has been doing is killing their own kind.

October 15 2012 at 6:35 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Skiclass@aol.com

Sorry if any liberals are offended, but in the real world this is called survival of the fittest

October 15 2012 at 5:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Erly Pete

They left off the next sequence - the great white has calamari stuffed sealion....

October 15 2012 at 5:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kate

Nature at its finest. Sad to watch but important to see. If it offends anyone, I would hope that they already be practicing a vegan lifestyle because what we do to animals in the name of feeding ourselves is even more horrific...

October 15 2012 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
localradio

They're showing it because it's funny. Animal violence is normal.

October 15 2012 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RJM

Why are you people showing this stuff? Do you think it's teaching little children about the big bad world of survival of the fittest?

October 15 2012 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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sylvabugg2

It's teaching them about nature and how it works, and perhaps a little about our own nature.

October 16 2012 at 12:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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