Puny Seagull vs. Badass Octopus

I just HAD to post this on DSN in case y’all missed Miriam’s links on Twitter. If you’re still on the fence in the vertebrates vs. invertebrates debate, this story will surely convince you of the winner (invertebrates, of course).

The folks over at BirdFellow witnessed an incredible sight: an octopus EATING a seagull in Victoria, BC. I could keep gushing about this awesomeness, but the pictures really speak for themselves:

Photos taken by Ginger Morneau at BirdFellow

Can someone please help me make this into an internet meme??

Of course, the octopus was probably getting revenge for this brutal massacre of its kinsmen:

Holly Bik (140 Posts)

I am a computational biologist at the University of California, Davis. My research uses DNA sequencing and genomics to study microbial eukaryotes (yeah, nematodes!) in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on evolution and biodiversity in the deep-sea. I can neither confirm nor deny that I like Unix more than I like going to sea.





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