Octopus Attacked and Eaten Alive by School of Fish

By Albert Kok at Dutch Wikipedia(Original text: Albert Kok) – Transferred from nl.wikipedia to Commons.(Original text: Middellandse Zee), Public Domain, Link

This amazing footage captures the moment a school of fish attacked and devoured an octopus alive.

This footage was filmed several years ago but is just now getting the attention it deserves.

As the epic battle rages on, we see how the octopus use its tentacles like a boxer, swiping out (in vain) at its attackers.

But these fish, known as leatherjackets, are quite persistent. They regroup and continue to attack, undeterred by the octopus’s defenses.

via Gfycat

This amazing video was filmed during a dive off the southern coast of Australia.

Watch the full video below:

The photographer that filmed this has some more intruiging octopus footage hosted on his Flickr account. Check out some of his videos below:

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