Saturday, November 01, 2008

Ignore the Octopus at your peril!





We weren't surprised to see THIS at all! Not one little bit!
















(lifted shamelessly from Sarah Weinman's blog of course)

7 comments:

Wordy Boy in a Floppy Hat. said...

That's amazing!

I once heard a story of a octopus climbing out of his tank and using a bunch of tanks between his and the one he wanted to be in as stepping stones.

The owners couldn't figure out how he kept getting moved.

Patrick Lee said...

I love that at some point, an electrician had these instructions: "You need to move the light above the tank higher... the octopus keeps shooting it out."

Ebony McKenna. said...

He just wants to get back to the big ole blue.
*shark bait, ooh ha-ha*

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Is it my imagination or does your assistant's expression change every time I see it?

OMG verification word: flednose. Hmmm...

acpaul said...

The octopus is far more intelligent than most people give them credit for. I think I read in some biology textbook that their brains never stop growing, or learning.

An average sized octopus can easily pass the same sort of problem solving intelligence tests that grey parrots do so well in, and large specimens are in a class of their own.

The Unbreakable Child said...

Strange creature acts. Here, we had a thief stealing all the coins from the coin changer of a car wash. It baffled police for weeks. They finally installed a video cam and caught the perpetrator--a crow; the bird was breaking into the coin box each night and carrying off the (shinys) for nesting.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

I saw a documentary where an octopus unscrewed the lid off a glass jar to get at the treat inside.