While a group were out fishing near Chiswell Islands, Alaska, they brought up an unexpected passenger with one of their lines – a Giant Pacific Octopus. The boat’s captain let the octopus go, and that’s when the human passengers are stunned to witness just how flexible an octopus can be!
The captain wrote, “I pulled the octopus on board, and let him find his own way off – this has been done many times, though sometimes they are kept, I prefer to let them go. This is the first time I filmed it. Instead of crawling over the gunnel, the octopus decided to slip through the scupper, which is shielded on the outside, and about a 2 inch gap. The octopus was probably 6 feet or more from arm to arm, and they can squeeze through anything larger than their beak, the only ‘bone’ in their body.”
Talk about a tight squeeze! Watch the incredible moment in the video below and be sure to share this octopus’ “Great Escape” with your family and friends.
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