WATCH: Man slapped by 'angriest octopus' in Australia

WATCH: Man slapped by 'angriest octopus' in Australia

Australia's wild (and aggressive) animals strike again!

Agressive octopus
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By now everyone knows that things in the land down under can get pretty crazy when it comes to anything animal-related.

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From koalas causing trafficjams to fields covered in spiders, Australia has proven time and time again that it really has no chill.

The latest story making its way from the sunny coasts of western Aus involves a man, his daughter, and an angry octopus.

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Although it sounds like the title of a children's book, the encounter is very much real and was even captured on video!

Geologist and former lifeguard Lance Karlson was in Geographe Bay enjoying a day at the beach with his two-year-old daughter when he noticed something in the shallow ocean waters.

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At first, he thought it was a stingray but pin closer inspection he realised it was an octopus.

He would soon find out that it might just be the angriest octopus in Australia (as he called it).

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Having never been this close to an octopus before he started filming it when it suddenly lashed out at him with its tentacles!

You can watch the video here:

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They left the octopus in peace and it swam back into the deeper water.

But Lance had not yet seen the last of it.

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He told CNN that about 20minutes later he was swimming on his own looking for crab shells when he felt something hit him across his arm, neck, and upper back.

His goggles fogged up and the water became murky, with what is presumed to be octopus ink, as he struggled to get back to shore.

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While the family rushed back to their hotel to tend to the marks, Lance took to his Instagram stories to confirm that he is fine and that he didn't really suffer any major injuries.

Bryan Fry, an associate professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland, also told CNN that octopuses don't really pose any risk to humans and are generally pretty harmless.

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It might just be that Lance met one that woke up on the wrong side of the seabed that day!

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