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The Inertia

The ocean is a wild place, where animals find peril on a regular basis. And often, we’re not there to witness it. But when we are, it can create a viral video phenomenon. Like this crazy footage out of Quatsino, a tiny hamlet on Quatsino Sound in the northern part of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This crew with Mowi, a British Columbia-based seafood producer, came upon this surreal scene.

“Our staff at our Mahatta West farm in Quatsino rescued an eagle that had bitten off more than it could chew when it tried to catch an octopus,” wrote the Mowi staff on its Facebook page. “They are used to seeing the wonders of nature around them on a regular basis, but they knew that this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The octopus swam away unharmed and the eagle recovered on a branch for around 10 minutes before it flew away.”

Like we said, the ocean is a wild place.

 

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