Octopus Houdini escapes boat via tiny hole! (video)

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Like fitting a camel through the eye of a needle

Nature Blows My Mind is our series about fauna, flora, and natural phenomena that make us go "Oh, wow! Really? Awesome!" and such. This edition features the Octopus equivalent of Harry Houdini, famous for his daring escape acts (see the photo below). I would have expected octopuses to be very flexible, but but this is more like fitting a camel through the eye of a needle. Impressive that all its internal organs are this maleable.

The video was shot by Chance Miller near the Chiswell Islands in Alaska.

If you need another octopus fix, check out The Amazing Shapeshifting Mimic Octopus!

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