Angry octopus tries to intimidate diver interrupting its morning walk video

Australian scuba diver PT Hirschfield found herself in a face-off with a large octopus while on a dive near Melbourne.

The octopus did not appear to appreciate having its morning routine interrupted and put on a series of displays to try and scare away Hirschfield before making its escape.

"It confronted me, repeatedly blowing its body up like a parachute to intimidate me with its increased size. When I was not deterred, it headed straight for me, trying to knock me out of the way like a bowling ball," said Hirschfield.

This is not a happy octopus.
PINK TANK SCUBA via STORYFUL

This is not a happy octopus.

"Octopuses are extremely intelligent creatures and this one was using its most creative methods of self defence against a possible threat (even though an octopus loving mermaid like me is really no threat at all)."

- Pink Tank Scuba via Storyful

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