Irritated Humboldt Squid Bites a Persistent Nature Host

In a clip from the BBC Earth series Deadly 60, host Steve Backshall spent a little time with an elegant Humboldt squid. At first the captive cephalopod was quite calm, but eventually became irritated with the persistent host and bit him, letting Backshall know that he’d quite overstayed his welcome.

Steve Backshall gets too close to the impressive Humboldt squid.

Lori Dorn
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