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Octopus Floats Along OB Dog Beach Shoreline

In the video, a curious dog approaches the octopus but someone stops the pooch from getting too close

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The dog-friendly seaside park in Ocean Beach welcomed more than two- and four-legged friends over the weekend.

An octopus was spotted in shallow waters along the beach Sunday. A dog owner captured video of the cephalopod feet from the water’s edge.

In the video shared by Dana Walker, a curious dog approaches the octopus but someone stops the pooch from getting too close. 

A San Diego Fire-Rescue lifeguard said octopi sightings are common at San Diego beaches but typically they gather in tide pools. It’s a rare sight to see octopi along the shore.

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