The thing that really freaks me out about octopuses (not octopi, I’m afraid) is that they appear to have these great big bulbous noses, until you realize that their noses are actually their bodies. I’m not saying I wouldn’t stick a Groucho Marx ‘stache and glasses on an octopus and give it a sitcom, but still: that nose is a thorax or something. Anyway, the uncanny horror of it all is only doubled when they heave their soft, comical bodies out of the water and haul themselves across the slimy shore. Check this one out at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve: he or she emerges from the water and spits out an entire crab on the ground, much to the amazement of a family of tourists. “This guy came out of the water to gift us a crab. What a friendly dude!” says the uploader. Remember: the gift of crabs is problematic at the best of times. Do not accept seafood from cephalopods.

Look at him go! He’s got stuff to do and eight tentacles to do it with.

Author: Aidan Morgan

Aidan is a very serious man who's saving up for a nice dignified pipe. Then we'll see who's laughing.

4 thoughts on “Walktopus!”

  1. Invasion of the Octopi!

    I have respect for these misunderstood creatures. They may not be pretty, but they are extremely intelligent. Too bad they have very short lifespan of about 3 years.

  2. Wikipedia should never be used for fact-checking research. Really, you should just ask me when it comes to OCTOPODS. Yup, I have more knowledge about OCTOPODS in my pinky finger than most marine biologists. Heck, they have me on speed-dial, that’s how much I know.

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