Incredible Footage Shows Octopus Leaping Out Of The Water To Prey On Unsuspecting Crab [Video]

Octopus attacks crab

An octopus attacked a crab, and it was all caught on tape by someone who witnessed the whole thing.

According to the Telegraph, the attack happened in Australia. The crab was hanging out on a rock, and got a little bit too close to the edge where an octopus was lurking. Rather than the octopus grabbing the crab and pulling into the water, the octopus actually leaped out of the ocean and attacked its prey. It then carried the crab into the water to devour it. The octopus literally walked.

According to Fox News, the 50-second video (seen above) quickly went viral. It has been viewed over 9.5 million times since it was uploaded to YouTube by a woman named Porsche Indrisie on Feb. 18.

And in case you weren’t fascinated by the octopus species already, there is another cool tidbit that might take you there. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a deep sea octopus made headlines last year after it stayed with its eggs for over four years.

“Although octopus mothers of this sort have been observed in the past, this is the first time that a deep-sea octopus was observed watching over her eggs from birth to hatching.”

[Photo courtesy of YouTube]