The many wonders of nature never cease to be fascinating. The ways in which God’s creatures have evolved and adapted to their surroundings and challenges they face is truly amazing.
Many animals find ingenious ways of protecting themselves against attack from a predator. Some fight back with a series of deadly defensive mechanisms and some choose to find a quiet, inconspicuous spot and just relax.
A man recently received a big surprise when he forced open a cockle shell. Daily Mail reported the video that shows a man find a partially closed cockle shell. However, he was not expecting what popped out.
The man is seen playing with it in the sand of Prek Treng Beach before finally rinsing it off in the water.
He then set about trying to force open the shell. Initially the man struggles, but after forcing the sides apart he immediately dropped it after considering the unidentified animal inside may try to harm him.
He picks it up and then quickly starts prying it open when a tentacle pokes out from the shell, almost as if to say hello or leave me alone.
As the man holds the shell up to the camera, an octopus jumps out of the shell and stands up on the beach.
The cameraman jumped back in fear as the octopus revealed itself, as it seemed considerably larger than the shell in which it was contained.
According to IFLScience, octopuses hiding in shells is not an uncommon occurrence. BBC reported a video that showed an octopus collecting coconut shells in Indonesia and then hiding inside them underwater.