Octopus Eats Seagull
Octopus Eats Seagull, A deadly struggle between an octopus and a gull has been captured in a series of unlikely wildlife photographs taken by a Victoria, B.C., woman.
Amateur photographer Ginger Morneau snapped images of the almost metre-long Great Pacific octopus eating the frantic gull, and when she searched for other images of similar battles she couldn’t find any – lots of seagulls eating small octopuses, but not the other way around.
“It became the proverbial fish story, except we had proof,” she told CBC News on Thursday.
The BBC Wildlife magazine and octopus researchers from around the world have contacted Morneau about the photos, which have become internet sensations.
Morneau was walking along the city’s popular Ogden Point breakwater with her husband and her brother when she saw what she thought was a seagull trying to get something out of the water. Then they noticed the bird wasn’t lifting its head at all.
“We realized there was an octopus wrapped around the head of the bird,” she said. (CBC News)