You’ve already seen an octopus sprint across a rock and massacre a crab.

Now a brand-new video of an octopus acting crazy has surfaced; it shows the tentacled creature running across the ocean floor while carrying a coconut.

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The genius octopus then uses the two halves of the coconut as shelter, crawling inside the coco to shield itself from predators.


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The scientist who first spotted this insane coconut-carrying octopus behavior, Dr. Julian Finn, told BBC,


I almost drowned laughing when I saw this the first time. I could tell it was going to do something, but I didn’t expect this—I didn’t expect it would pick up the shell and run away with it.

The question remains: WTF, nature?

[via The Dodo]