What Happens When An Octopus Grabs Your Camera

An octopus at a Middlebury College lab took things into its own, um, hands, when a digital media producer came in with a GoPro camera.

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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
An octopus at a lab in Middlebury College in Vermont grabbed a GoPro and took its own pictures. The images went viral on Reddit.
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
Benjamin Savard, Middlebury College's digital media producer, was working on a piece about the study of the sciences when he went to take photos of an octopus at the college.
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
The octopuses in the Vermont lab were being used in student research. One of them took Savard's GoPro to take its own shots.
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
The GoPro that Savard was using was set to take a rapid series of photos per second. Savard was putting the camera inside the tank when the octopus grabbed it.
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
The staff at a lab in Middlebury College in Vermont got a new perspective when an octopus grabbed a GoPro and took its own pictures.
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
Savard, who was trying to get photos of the octopuses for a piece about scientific research, called the octopus who grabbed the camera " one of the more cheeky cephalopods."
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
A new perspective from inside the octopus tank at a lab in Middlebury College in Vermont.
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
Benjamin Savard, a digital media producer in Vermont, peers into the octopus tank where one of the creatures grabbed the camera and took its own photos.
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury
Benjamin Savard gets a closer look at the octopus with his GoPro camera.
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Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
An octopus at a lab grabbed a GoPro and took its own pictures, and the photos went viral on Reddit.
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