Perfect for the weekend: a mantis shrimp snuff film

Sorry, Oatmeal. Your precious mantis shrimp – with its ultraviolet visual abilities and admittedly powerful raptorial appendages – is no match for the deadly cunning of a hungry octopus.


Via WeirdunderWaterWorld:

In this epic battle, we witness who would win if a mantis shrimp was pitted against a veined octopus. It's a face to face, eye to eye crusade of the octopus versus the mantis shrimp!

Epic? Please. This is basically a mantis shrimp snuff film. What good is ultraviolet vision if you can't spot a hungry cephalopod, amirite?

Go team octopus.

[WWW via Smithsonian]


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