A dramatic fight between an octopus and a seagull almost twice its size was caught on camera as the bird tried to pick up the mollusc by its tentacles. The gull was hunting when it spotted the "rather large" murky-green octopus in the incoming tide.
The octopus used its eight tentacles to wrap around the seagull's beak as it tried to peck and pick up the sea creature. Dr Andrew Lee spotted the unfolding drama while taking a lunchtime walk around Bolsa Chica Wetlands Reserve in Huntington Beach, Southern California, USA. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.