Crafty octopus

Have a look at this octopus. It camoflages itself while it walks around.

Two tiny species of tropical octopus have demonstrated a remarkable disappearing trick. They adopt a two-armed ‘walk’ that frees up their remaining six limbs to camouflage them as they slink away from trouble.

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This one is Octopus aculeatus. It’s holding six arms up stiffly to look like a clump of algae and walking on the other two:

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This one is Octopus marginatus, it wraps six arms around itself to hide it’s shape while walking on two arms:

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