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8 Foot Octopus Attacks Divers’ Camera [VIDEO]

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That’s not a rock.

Two divers visiting a reef off Bluefish Cove in Carmel, California got quite the surprise when they took their video camera close to what they at first thought was a rock. That rock turned out to be an 8-foot octopus, which quickly jumped out at their underwater camera.

David Malvestuto and Warren Murray, the two divers in question, knew they weren’t in danger, but that didn’t keep them from taking all precautionary measures.

“I was a little concerned … but we both knew they are harmless,” Murray told the NY Daily News.

Like all animal encounters these days though, they were mostly concerned about capturing everything on tape.

“We can say we did all of these things but we made sure we had the video and pictures to prove it,” he said.

Check out the video below to see the action for yourself.

8 Foot Octopus Attacks Divers’ Camera

Pretty incredible, right? Not many of us have the guts to go under the water, much less to arm wrestle with an 8-foot octopus. Lucky for us there’s folks out there like David Malvestuto and Warren Murray who are brave enough to explore the world below the surface.

Have you ever had an underwater encounter like this? What would you have done in this situation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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8 Foot Octopus Attacks Divers’ Camera [VIDEO]