Humboldt Squid Bites Diver [VIDEO]

Incredible footage captures the moment a diver nearly lost his hand to a large, aggressive Humbolt squid.

The diver, Steve Backshall of the BBC, stays calm at first, but soon loses his cool when the squid “pinches” his arm, puncturing through his wet suit with its powerful bite.

The Humbolt squid (Dosidicus gigas), also known as jumbo squid, jumbo flying squid, pota, or diablo rojo (red devil), is a large, predatory squid found in the waters of the Humboldt Current in the eastern Pacific Ocean. These large squids have a reputation for being aggressive against humans, and its easy to see why!

“That really is one of the weirdest, most beautiful creatures I’ve ever seen!” exclaimed the diver as the squid released its grip.


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