Nice encounter with a giant pacific octopus

This octopus was out hunting and had just recently caught a crab. After exploring the camera's lights, it swam off a short distance. I had always wanted to feel an octopus' suckers, so I removed my glove and let the tentacles latch onto my hand. At first the sensation was much stronger than I had anticipated. The octopus seemed to show curiosity at this point and kept trying to place more arms onto me. As you can see, it seems much more interested in my bare hand than any of my dive gear. Because these octopus have a ripping, crushing beak like a parrot, I decided it was safer to not let the octo get too friendly. I'd hate to be 'the guy who got bit by an octopus' although, it probably would have made me a lot more money.

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