A Maui News article about the Hawaiian language caught my attention (okay, the attention of my google squid alert) with this sentence:
Waihee is usually translated as "octopus water," but there's a story about a man being killed by a squid who covered the area with slime.
I'm so intrigued! Was the man killed directly by slime, or did a squid, who tangentially covered the area with slime, also kill a man? What is the Hawaiian word that was translated as slime, and could it also mean ink?

I ask because, despite their sometimes-slimy reputation, squid are not actually tremendous producers of mucus--certainly nowhere near the hagfish level. But they do have a whole lot of ink. It's very dark and very dense, and just a tiny squirt can create a large, diffuse smokescreen. I once asked a squid ink researcher if squid ever use up the contents of their ink sac and need to refill it. She said no, and I was led to believe that most squid have far more ink in their sacs than they would ever use in a lifetime.

So! I could imagine a really determined squid covering all of Waihee with ink. But the ink is not particularly toxic (although it does itch like the dickens if it gets into a cut), so I suspect that the squid killed a man first, then attempted to make his getaway under cover of ink.