Monday, October 26, 2009

Rand0m - The Octopus Who Loved His Mr. Potato Head

Yeah, I know, long title, pretty much spoiled the whole thing.

Oh well, here's the story.

Louis the octopus clearly thinks two heads are better than one when it comes to toys.

The 1.8m-wide (6ft) creature is so attached to Mr Potato Head that he turns aggressive when aquarium staff try to remove it from his tank.

Octopus & Mr Potato Head
Louis cuddles his Mr Potato Head

The giant Pacific octopus was given the toy for Christmas and has even learned to dig out food hidden in a secret box at the back of it.

'He's fascinated by it,' said Matt Slater, of the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall. 'He attacks the net we use to fish the toy out every time we try to take it away.'

Mr Slater added: 'Octopuses are very intelligent and they like to be stimulated and busy.'

So there you have it, taken from this site

Oh, and in case you're wondering, yes, that's actually a real picture of an octopus holding a child's toy underwater.

1 comment:

  1. Just something I think I should add:

    I'm pretty sure the proper plural form of "octopus" is "octopi", but apparently Firefox's dictionary thinks otherwise.