#2: A Truly Extraordinary Octopus

Who could forget the second most popular blog post so far this year. Seeing an octopus walk never gets old!
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I came across this amazing video on YouTube showing a species of octopus found in Northern Australia that is adapted to walk on land:

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I came across this amazing video on YouTube showing a species of octopus found in Northern Australia that is adapted to walk on land:
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Fish @ 2:05: "What the Fuuuu?" lol, Awesome video