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Old 05-03-2010, 11:36 AM
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Unusual flats visitor

this guy was on a flat in Eleuthera. I've never seen one up on a flat in water that shallow. He was about 20-22" fully extended. It was pretty cool to see.

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That's wild. He looks pretty vulnerable... wouldn't want to swim past Mr.Cuda if I were an octopus.
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That's really cool. Why didn't you cast to it?!? Bet a gummy minnow would have worked!!!
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Very cool, but yeah, looks very exposed to any predators. Did he even drop any ink bombs?
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The Wily Octopus

Actually, that's a pretty common sight down here, but we have more grass flats. Usually we don't spot them because they can be sooo well camouflaged that they look like a rock, or coral, or weed or whatever. It's amazing to watch them almost disappear before your eyes. The coolest thing is to watch them hunt crabs, which is why I think they're on the flats to begin with. As for Mr. Cuda, sure, he could probably catch them, but with some of the best vision in the ocean, the cephalopod will probably spot him first and simply vanish.
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