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Octopus tricks prey into running to its arms

UC Berkeley and California Academy of Sciences researchers found that the larger Pacific striped octopus has a unique hunting strategy. Rather than pounce on its prey -- typically shrimp -- it stalks and gently taps it to startle it, hoping it will dart into its arms. The octopus, which is only a few inches across, is found on the Pacific coast of Central America.