VOTD: Octopus steals video camera

I really miss my scuba-diving adventures while we were holidaying in Mexico so it seems, for now, I’ll live out these experiences through others.

Here’s a video clip of a guy who was filming underwater when an octopus attacked, not him though, his camera, and then swam off with it.

He says he chased it for another 3 minutes or so before enticing the octopus with his spear-gun to give him a chance to wrestle the camera from his grip. All along I’m sure the octopus was just thinking: “Ooo, shiny, my precious!” [via DCP]