Is this normal? Land-Walking Octopus Explained

Land-Walking Octopus Explained [Video] | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network.

The slimy-looking cephalopod, captured in a rare video crawling over land, has many people (queasily) asking whether such bizarre-looking behavior is unusual for these animals.

“Crawling along out of water is not uncommon for species of octopus that live in the intertidal or near shore,” Finn says. Wood has seen several different species of octopuses getting around this way in the course of his research. As he points out, however, most species of octopuses are nocturnal, so we humans are less likely to catch them creeping out of the ocean.

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They are coming for us. I, for one, welcome our cephalopod overlords. Cool! (other than the voices in the video and the puked-up crab)

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