WATCH: Scary! Octopus darts out of rock pool, launches attack

Cape Town - Thought octopuses were a lazy species, lounging around rock pools, dangling their tentacles idly, while waiting for unsuspecting prey to swim into their lairs?

Well, video footage out of Yallingup, Australia may change the whole way you think about these sea creatures. 

Watch the video here

Posted to YouTube last week, the video starts with a serene scene of a crab tip toeing toward a rock pool. Nothing much happens for a good few seconds, when suddenly an octopus bursts out of the water and envelopes the crustacean. 

While it may seem like this is exactly what the videographer was expecting to capture, a gasp and then a high-pitched background yell: "Daddy!! There's an octopus eating a crab" and some serious camera shaking seems to suggest differently. 

PS. Have you noticed how funny the background commentary on most home-made wildlife videos are? Here at Traveller24 we've really come to enjoy these spontaneous reactions of shock, awe and amazement. 

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