An angler accidentally hooks a large octopus while kayak fishing in the ocean.
The angler in this clip thought for sure that his hook was snagged on the bottom of the sea floor. That snag turned out to be large mature octopus.
“It swallowed a pretty large hook, so it’s survival was unlikely,” wrote Jeff Anderson, the kayaker who filmed the catch.
The angler who caught the octopus decided to keep it and eat it with others.
“I would rather it be killed quickly and not wasted than it be set free to suffer and starve for the last year or so of its life with a six inch hook in its mouth,” Anderson wrote.
Here’s Anderson’s footage of the bizarre catch:
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Knowing that you couldn’t remove the hook, would you have kept or released the octopus?