Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | December 15, 2009

Octopus Snatches Coconut and Runs

And if you don’t believe this, watch a short clip of one doing just that on the BBC website here


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  1. Tool use was once thought to be an exclusively human skill, but this behaviour has now been observed in a growing list of primates, mammals and birds. … ‘They [the octopi] do things which, normally, you’d only expect vertebrates to do.’

    Gee, maybe eventually we’ll figure out that we’re just not as completely unique as we like to think we are! đŸ™‚

  2. Brilliant! How clever! Those coconuts look really cosy. They’ve got some speed in those legs too!


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