Fishermen Save Bald Eagle From Being Drown By An Octopus

Bald eagle attacked by octopus
Mowi Canada West

Well, you certainly don’t see this everyday. While out on the water near Quatsino, Canada, some salmon farmers from the Mahatta West farm saw a bald eagle that had bitten off way more than it could chew.

The raptor was wrapped up by a Pacific octopus after it thought it could score an easy meal. At first glance you’d may wonder why a bird would attack an octopus, but given we’ve seen eagles handle deer and carry a fox, it’s safe to say they can punch above their weight class most of the time.

Unfortunately for this guy, he underestimated the gripping ability of the octopus and found himself in just about the worst situation you could imagine. But as luck would have it, people tend to be more pro bald eagle than weird 8 tentacled sea creature, so when the fishermen saw this, they jumped into action to try and save the bird.

They brought the tangled duo to their boat with a gaff of some sort and were able to separate the two. Both got to live another day, but you almost feel bad for the octopus; they’ve got to eat too, you know?

The fishing company posted this caption with their video:

“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. 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.”

You never know what you’ll see when out in nature, which is another reason why we should all get outside way more than we do.

Octopus sure are weird looking things, huh?

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