An octopus at Bluefish Cove in Carmel, California apparently does not like the paparazzi.
La Jolla native David Malvestuto and his diving partner Warren Murray were shooting footage during a dive at Blue Fish Cove in Point Lobos state reserve earlier this month.
According to the two divers, it’s rare to encounter such a octopus at the depths they were diving – and apparently, the curiosity was mutual.
As two men began to film the eight-armed creature, the octopus approached Malvestuto, then grabbed a hold of his camera and refused to let go.
An underwater tussle broke out as man and octopus wrestled for control of the camera.
Eventually, the camera-shy octopus let go of the camera and swam away, but not before some amazing (and possibly a little frightening) footage was filmed.
In the video above, CBS News Eight’s Richard Allyn takes a look at what happened when a local diver started snapping pictures of the surly sea creature.