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    Posted April 27, 2012 by
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    Eye on the Philippines

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    Octopus and his "mobile home"


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     robertsuntay shot this underwater video off the coast of Anilao, Philippines, of an octopus lugging a makeshift tin can along the sea floor. 'Octopi are very smart but shy critters,' he said. 'That's why I had to be really patient just waiting for it to see me, get used to me, and then react by dragging its home around. After trying to move away from me a couple of time, at the end of the video, you can see that it finally decides to just enter its can and cover itself with a shell! Brilliant move!'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    I shot this short video of this intelligent and shy octopus in Secret Bay, a popular dive site for photo/videographers in Anilao, Batangas, the Philippines.

    After slowly peeking out of his can and trying to move away a couple of times, he eventually crawls into his can and covers himself with a shell! Brilliant!

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