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Thanks for the memories  July 26, 2012

Octopus steals man's camera

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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

(Credit: Victor Huang)

When we're testing underwater cameras here in CNET land, there are a few metrics that each camera needs to address before we give it a final score. Here's one we didn't think of before now; how well does it stand up to an octopus attack?

Victor Huang was diving in New Zealand when his Panasonic FT2 was snatched from his hands by a curious octopus. A chase ensued, and fortunately the camera kept recording the whole time.

What happened next? Watch the video below to find out.

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Jim from Rockingham posted a comment   

ah ye ol' eight tentacle discount


peripo posted a comment   

My first thought was - Octopus mistook him for paparazzi - but then I think it was just shopping for new toys.

Awesome video - loved the song too - very apt.


KimberleyW posted a comment   

my question is did he manage to get it off his spear gun in the end?


jj3502 posted a comment   

now in the review they can put "can survive a octopus attack" under pros!


BagofLunch posted a comment   

thats so awesome!


TyP posted a comment   

If you're interested in the song it's called 'Octopus I Love You' by Dalmatian Rex and the Eigentones.

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