Mimic Octopus

Submitted by: Tiredofnicks 4 years ago in Science

So hard to spot it was unknown up until the 90s.
There are 17 comments:
Female 1,467
"observed mimicking objects" DO A BOX! I want to see a box.
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Male 1,059
Kill it! Kill it with fire!! Oh, wait... That won`t work...
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Female 112
Well, this explains the dog I just rescued. . .
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Male 13,624
spelt wrong I know
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Male 13,624
Need to see David Attenbough
explain this properly
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Male 2,675
If he mimics more deadly/poisonous animal ... I`d hate to run into that poisonous furry turkey with human legs that he learned that from.
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Male 3,147
Can it impersonate Susan Boyle to scare off humans?

And can it do Elvis? Mind you, who can`t.
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Male 670
I just realised my laptop is actually a mimic octoaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!
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Male 500
Old.
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Male 674
Now I want to see the footage showing the octopus mimicking a fridge or piano!
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Male 1,920
[quote]that would be cool if it was mimicking sea creatures that are extinct now and that`s why they don`t understand what its trying to mimic[/quote]

Actually it is probably mimicking something it has seen that we have never seen before.

I`m also sure I`ve seen a video or read somewhere that they have been observed mimicking objects.
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Male 2,058
Kill it. The form the lifeless body takes is its "real" form. Also, it should probably be killed before it is tooo late.
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Male 6,639
Just found it`s way off Noah`s Ark obv.
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Male 217
It`s the T-1000 of the seas.
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Male 37,762
This was up before, but that video was pulled off YouTube...

See @Gerry1! Not EVERY repost gets a catgirl!

(Because this is such a cool video, eh?)

It IS an amazing animal. If you made it up? No one would believe it.
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Male 2,199
that would be cool if it was mimicking sea creatures that are extinct now and that`s why they don`t understand what its trying to mimic
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Male 5,094
Link: Mimic Octopus [Rate Link] - So hard to spot it was unknown up until the 90s.
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