How Else Does an Octopus Defend Itself From Other Animals Besides Shooting Ink at Predators?

If shooting ink isn’t enough defense to scare off a predator, an octopus can go on the offensive with its tentacles and a beak-like mouth.

octopus in the ocean

An octopus’s main defense is to hide by camouflaging itself and avoid being detected as an octopus.

Octopuses are also venomous, but only the small blue-ringed octopuses are lethal to humans.

Although it has no teeth, an octopus can take a also chunk out of you when it bites, and most have poisonous saliva that can immobilize or even kill larger animals.

Its beak, similar in shape to a parrot’s beak, is the only hard part of their body.

In a battle between a shark and an octopus of the same size, bet on the octopus. It’ll win almost every time.

Octopuses also have 3 hearts.