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Land-Walking Cephalopods

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So I'm guessing most of us know octopuses can crawl out of water and crawl from time to time. I just found an awesome video demonstrating this behavior from Australia:


My question/thought experiment is this: Could this evolve into an amphibious cephalopod? I'm sure you guys have heard the jokes about cephalopods taking over the world, and maybe this could be the start of it? :lol:
 

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Their land explorations are very awkward and would not serve well to avoid being prey. They have evolved to lose their shells and would have to reverse the process to become more adept at spending any time on land.
 

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