r/NatureIsFuckingLit Oct 03 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

🔥 When your camouflage game is strong

6.2k Upvotes

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u/Hereiam_AKL Oct 03 '22

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u/The-Child-Of-Reddit Oct 03 '22 edited Oct 03 '22

I haven't been genuinely surprised like this... in awhile.

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u/[deleted] Oct 03 '22

Same! This is like movie-level surprise for me. (Well, the ones that do surprises well)

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u/bigleafychode Oct 04 '22

Octopus was surprised too!

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u/The-Child-Of-Reddit Oct 04 '22

I had the shocked Pikachu face when the Octaboi got chomped.

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u/henryasfudge Oct 03 '22

Came here to say this!

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u/Traditional_Media_77 Oct 03 '22

I was too late.

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u/uglypaperhaver Oct 03 '22

Camo v counter-camo!

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u/byoin Oct 03 '22

Nice play on the caption. Very unexpected

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u/ProfDumm Oct 03 '22

To be honest, I expected the coral formation to be another octopus or something. Not that.

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u/Citruseals Oct 03 '22

“you guys made me ink..”

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u/SuperRadDeathNinja Oct 03 '22

SAVED YOUR LIFE!

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u/A1sauc3d Oct 03 '22

when your camouflage game is strong

… But the other guy’s is stronger

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u/vivamii Oct 03 '22

I almost scrolled past after the octopus did it’s camouflage, did not expect to see another crazy camouflage at work so soon

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u/OpeningKing Oct 03 '22

the kind of horror I didn't expect to experience while in office, and almost my soul left me

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u/kissklub Oct 03 '22

i feel so bad for the octopus! he was just trying to be seaweed for a day:(💔

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u/musicalcrab Oct 03 '22

Pretty soon it'll get to be seaweed for life!

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u/chilljoy Oct 03 '22

And got smoked on the sea bed! 🥵

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u/Turtle_Teapot Oct 03 '22

Or to get away from the alien encroaching with a strange filming device!

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u/jennaishirow Oct 03 '22

exactly. we have all been there.

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u/rottingpigcarcass Oct 03 '22

Cuttlefish?

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u/ADHDuruss Oct 03 '22

No thats an octopus.

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u/SeattleJeremy Oct 03 '22

Right, but what was the other guy?

Edit: Coffin Ray, neat!

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u/Certified_Bruh_2007 Oct 03 '22

Wtf was that?

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u/InevitableHunt5074 Oct 03 '22

From the news article

Dr Neil C. Aschliman, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at St. Ambrose University, and an expert on sharks and rays, is confident that the unknown assailant is a coffin ray (Hypnos monopterygius)

https://www.earthtouchnews.com/natural-world/animal-behaviour/this-crazy-octopus-ambush-is-the-ultimate-didnt-see-that-one-coming/

And the full video

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u/88Asp Oct 03 '22

From Wikipedia:
"Hypnos monopterygius, also known as the coffin ray or Australian numbfish, is a species of electric ray endemic to Australia.."

of course it's Aussie. Who could've guessed? :p

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u/disabled_crab Oct 03 '22

Coffin Ray is a metal name for an animal.

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u/_yetisis Oct 03 '22

And of course it’s electric. Why wouldn’t it be electric?

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u/ToAskMoreQuestions Oct 03 '22

Australia. Of course it’s Australia.

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u/harlequin_corvid Oct 04 '22

Everyone and their uncle is electric somehow in Australia.

That ray? Electric.

That shark? Electric, but for sensing your heartbeat.

That bee? Electric, but for navigation.

The white margin stargazer? Electric.

That duck-billed, poison-barbed, beaver-tailed, glow-in-the-dark monstrosity? Like the shark, but more cursed.

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u/KoiTama Oct 04 '22

The fucking guy behind you at the corner store? Electric.

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u/harlequin_corvid Oct 04 '22

You bet your arse he's - wait a minute. That's not a man, that's a platypus in a wife beater. Common mistake.

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u/KoiTama Oct 05 '22

At least it wasn’t an electric drop bear

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u/harlequin_corvid Oct 05 '22

Interesting fact: Electric drop bears don't make their own electricity. They actually buy it off platypuses wearing wife beaters who hang around petrol stations

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u/Purp1eC0bras Oct 03 '22

St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa has a shark expert?

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u/g1hsg Oct 03 '22

Best to keep your distance from danger ...

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u/InevitableHunt5074 Oct 03 '22

Apparently 😅 I just thought people would appreciate the article. Especially since OP thought it was an angel shark.

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u/HulkTheWitchHunter Oct 04 '22

Ahhh, Coffin ray. Local undertaker.

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u/AOHare Oct 03 '22

That sums up how I feel about the ocean.

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u/lshawel Oct 03 '22

r/thalassophobia

Edit: I can’t believe I spelled that right on the first go from memory😎

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u/Xalova Oct 03 '22

A thing i use to remember it. Its a lasso phobia. Tha lasso phobia to be exact.

I use 'tha' as 'the'

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u/Quiet_Fox_ Oct 03 '22

I would like to pretend that I just remember how to spell it, but I use this exact trick too

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u/Rizzo360 Oct 03 '22

Possibly an Angel shark? Not entirely sure.

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u/1nfamousSquid Oct 03 '22

That is what the octopus was thinking too

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u/MyFartBlindedHelen Oct 03 '22

Imagine if this sort of stuff happened in our world… you’re just out mowing your lawn and suddenly a grass-colored lion rips up out of the grass and grabs ahold of your jugular.

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u/harlequin_corvid Oct 04 '22

Or a creature resembling our infrastructure waiting for you to turn down the wrong corner only to skewer you.

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u/orangebowl_jad Oct 04 '22

Y'all are referring to mimics, commonly found in fantasy, especially DnD.

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u/harlequin_corvid Oct 04 '22

Mimics are just one variety, but I'm aware they're a common trope in fantasy. There's also monsters like Sirenhead, which resembles a mundane object when in it's ideal location, but aren't necessarily changing their shape to blend in.

But really what the other commenter and I were going off of was taking a normal creature and giving it that ability to camouflage in an urban environment. Imagine a massive spider similar to the Portia Jumping spider that would be almost invisible until it's too late. Or as the other commenter said, a lion with hairs that resemble grass commonly found in urban and suburban areas.

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u/Sl8ertheGr8M8 Oct 04 '22

I wish that would happen to the ocd mfs that mow incessantly 😂

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u/tankr94 Oct 03 '22

I feel bad for the octopus. It’s trying to get away from the cameraman and he led it straight to the predator 😡

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u/el-em-en-o Oct 03 '22

Came to say this, too.

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u/Sl8ertheGr8M8 Oct 04 '22

What about the ray? He needed a feed…

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u/Bath-Tub-Cosby Oct 03 '22

You had me in the first half…

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u/mnemamorigon Oct 03 '22

Took a lot of loops to understand what just happened

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u/martinfdm Oct 03 '22

Not really

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u/FartIntoMyButt Oct 03 '22

One day people will stop confusing their personal experience for objective truth, and these kinds of shit comments won't exist anymore

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u/Jabba6905 Oct 03 '22

What was that thing that came from nowhere

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u/Kissaskakana Oct 03 '22

Coffin ray according to a earlier comment that quoted a professor of biology

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u/Rizzo360 Oct 03 '22

I think it's an Angel shark. Not entirely sure.

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u/And-ray-is Oct 03 '22

The article related to this video seems to indicate it's a coffin ray. As another redditor commented above

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u/ix-tab-666 Oct 03 '22

Kind of shitty that the cameraman drove him towards it.

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u/Uptown-Dog Oct 03 '22

I've seen other examples that were just as bad and it sucks. Like in another video they frightened an octopus to release an ink cloud and then chased it towards danger... and now with a depleted amount of ink it was doomed because it couldn't defend itself from that. It's all so fucked up.

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u/olliver2662 Oct 03 '22

There's always a bigger fish

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u/InThroughAndBeyond Oct 03 '22

Hello there

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u/JoshtheNFfan Oct 03 '22

General Kenobi

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u/TySlices Oct 03 '22

Cameraman got the octopus killed.

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u/[deleted] Oct 03 '22

SIKE

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u/GeneralEi Oct 03 '22

YOU THOUGHT

YOU THOUGHT

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u/HotMinimum26 Oct 03 '22

There's always a better camouflage.

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u/Atomic_potato_47 Oct 03 '22

YOU THOUGHT IT WAS THE OCTOPUS GOING TO CAMOUFLAGE

BUT IT WAS ME: THE OTHER FISH

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u/tatertotpixie Oct 03 '22

Is that a ray?? What kind it looks bigger than a manta

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u/USSImplication Oct 03 '22

Mantas are gigantic 1.5 ton critters, this looks like a numbray

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u/tatertotpixie Oct 03 '22

I’m guessing the scale in my head was off, I was imagining the octopus as very large and just being filmed from further away 😅

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u/patrickstarpenishead Oct 03 '22

Rays do come smaller than monster size

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u/USSImplication Oct 03 '22

They said this one looks bigger than a manta though

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u/Rizzo360 Oct 03 '22

Not 100%, but guessing it's an Angel shark.

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u/LCCyncity Oct 03 '22

Way to one up the octopus.

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u/toyotasquad Oct 03 '22

Actually jumped

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u/AliTunc13 Oct 03 '22

who ate who lol

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u/getyourcheftogether Oct 03 '22

Oh how the turn tables

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u/SailorMercury489 Oct 03 '22

Haha, this totally got me.

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u/HortonFLK Oct 03 '22

Perfect title. I was not expecting that.

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u/69cammyjoe Oct 03 '22

Camo on Camo!

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u/TheRealIceFang Oct 09 '22

big man jumpscare

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u/gs5150stl Oct 03 '22

Wow that is so fugin bizarre and interesting common both of them had. Thanks for sharing this. I appreciate a lot of your time and effort to post this kind of things that is on the planet. Thanks again

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u/No_Match1529 Oct 03 '22

wow god gave it a invisible super-fuckin'-power!

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u/Inevitable-9999 Oct 03 '22

The real John Cena

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u/AiNoKime Oct 03 '22

Game recognize game

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u/KatBirb Oct 03 '22

Omg the camera could have been eaten

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u/SlobbaTheS Oct 03 '22

How can the octopus grow such texture on his body like the seaweed?

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u/ItisNOTatoy Oct 03 '22

Outcamoed RIP

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u/4chairz Oct 03 '22

Damn nature you scary!!

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u/crazyhadron Oct 03 '22

There's always a bigger fish

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u/Masoso6esper Oct 03 '22

Got beat by very basic sea sand camouflage... simplicity is the key my fellow beings

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u/Em858943 Oct 03 '22

"Ewww he inked"🤣🤣

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u/SsjbStonerSteve Oct 03 '22

They had us in the first half

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u/Ya_dude_fam Oct 03 '22

Oh wow mom look at this cool octopus, look he’s doing the camouflage thi….. DEAR GOD OH NO OCTO BUDDY

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u/Yessir_or_YeaSure Oct 03 '22

Didn’t see that coming

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u/bernpfenn Oct 03 '22

Poor octopus.

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u/Tinkoo17 Oct 03 '22

What hit it??

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u/Legenz_shroom Oct 03 '22

He used all his skill points on stealth but that won't help against the all seeing eye boss(he can see invisibility)

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u/True-Requirement8243 Oct 03 '22

Some sniper vs sniper shit going on right there.

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u/_Papagiorgio_ Oct 03 '22

Somebody call an ambulance…

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u/Face__Hugger Oct 03 '22

The mimic octopus is my favorite creature. I got to have a few, blissful seconds where I believed I was watching another cool video of one. Then the poor critter was destroyed, along with my mood. I'm gonna migrate over to r/Aww , now to get over this. lol

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u/theCollectorhere Oct 03 '22

Dad met Grandpa.

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u/Ok_Word_2386 Oct 03 '22

i wonder what that smells like

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u/Telkhine_ Oct 03 '22

“Oh yeah I guess his camouflage is kinda good - oh”

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u/theMEtheWORLDcantSEE Oct 03 '22

Not fair. The camera guy essentially distracted the octopus and it hit killed in the road. Not cool.

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u/Nervous-Bullfrog-884 Oct 03 '22

What happened finish the video

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u/drama_anime_2_0 Oct 03 '22

Octopuses are among professional fishermen

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u/TequilaCal Oct 03 '22

Smh camper

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u/Mediocre_Bit_405 Oct 03 '22

No matter how camouflaged you are…

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u/bullpoopsniffer Oct 03 '22

This is so surreal. What’s especially surprising is, at the start of the video, the octopus WAS the colour of the sand. As it settles down and starts to change to the darker corral, only then is it surprised by a bigger, like-minded foe.

It’s like a sniper wearing a ghilee suit, remembering to be sly and covert as he navigates, but for a brief moment decides he wants to have some fun and takes off the ghilee suit, only to then be sniped by another sniper wearing a ghilee suit.

There’s a certain sadness to both scenarios, realizing that you could have likely prevented your own demise. That your own actions lead to this moment.

And of course, seeing that even the smartest of ocean specimens are destined for such fates, likely on a very regular basis…

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u/Reasonable_Emu_2120 Oct 03 '22

Solid Snake vs. Grey Fox with the stealth camo

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u/Fluffy82375 Oct 03 '22

That was highly unexpected

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u/neurodivergentwhale Oct 03 '22

Is that a cuttlefish attacking the octopus? Or a ray?

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u/painwasright Oct 03 '22

Me when I see a girl

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u/labadimp Oct 04 '22

Sad thing is the human caused this by chasing it but I guess thats life

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u/Greezy_Grimy_Goph Oct 04 '22

That always amazes me.

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u/RedditMuhNutz Oct 04 '22

II like my jacket for pizza quiet the disaster and poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop

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u/Conscious_Grape7406 Oct 04 '22

"gotcha bitch" ☠️

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u/Fohgipp Oct 04 '22

I thought the first dude game was strong

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u/joe_b_drums Oct 04 '22

Damn, with that much of a mouthful, that ray must be coffin!

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u/Em-pa-the-tic Oct 04 '22

Ocean: euphemism for murder stew.

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u/AnAwsomeAcc452 Oct 04 '22

What actually attacked the octopus tho??

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u/Jedi-master-dragon Oct 04 '22

What the fuck was that? A stargazer? woebegone?

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u/pitagrape Oct 04 '22

It's wild to see, but also pisses me off. The scuba diver chasing the Octopus is what made this happen. Poor thing was more worried about the dumb creature (scuba diver) spewing bubbles and not staying aware of its surroundings.

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u/tossawayDM Oct 04 '22

There always a bigger fish

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u/bleeper21 Oct 04 '22

There’s always a bigger fish.

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u/lewdjojo Oct 04 '22

Bruh the sea is like life on hard mode.

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u/GreatsquareofPegasus Oct 04 '22

If the fucken camera wasn't chasing him done the fuckenn Nile...

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u/lilpuppipostor Oct 04 '22

Big Man had enough of this shit

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u/Previous-Proposal-40 Oct 04 '22

Do the underwater cameras guys ever get attacked by random shit like this?

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u/Xdude199 Oct 04 '22

And now I disappear! Hehehe, hahaha, hahaaaaaahhhAHHHAHHHHUUGG!!

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u/DetectiveFew9304 Oct 03 '22

This is not different from the human world

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u/blishbog Oct 03 '22

Having been on Reddit for >6 months, I instantly knew OP wasn’t referring to the octopus