Cuteness overload: a baby octopus in the palm of your hand

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

This little guy (gal?) is adorable. I love the way its arms occasionally stretch out ahead of itself as it ambles about (you can really see what I'm talking about around 23 seconds in, as it makes its way back onto the shell).

We just hope this critter wasn't too frightened about being picked up — can you imagine being cradled in the suction cup of a 1000-foot-tall octopus and trying to escape as it "oohs" and "aahs" at your feeble attempts at freedom? Talk about intimidating.


[Spotted on Pharyngula]