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Dolphins beat up octopuses before eating them, and the reason is kind of horrifying

In this food fight you either win or you die
Bottlenose dolphin

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So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Generally speaking, it’s best if your food doesn't kill you. This isn't usually a problem in the animal kingdom, as prey tends to be dead and limp by the time it hits the gullet. But not all creatures are harmless after death: consider the octopus.

Octopus arms remain deadly for a while after they’ve been detached from the head. And we’re

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