Octopus Causes Flood

Postby BigDogBuford » February 27th, 2009, 11:27 am

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-od ... pus.Flood/

Naughty octopi are at it again:

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Staff at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium in California say the trickster who flooded their offices with sea water was armed. Eight-armed, to be exact.

They blame the soaking they discovered Tuesday morning on the aquarium's resident two-spotted octopus, a tiny female known for being curious and gregarious with visitors. The octopus apparently tugged on a valve and that allowed hundreds of gallons of water to overflow its tank.

Aquarium spokeswoman Randi Parent says no sea life was harmed by the flood, but the brand new, ecologically designed floors might be damaged by the water.
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Postby Marinepits » February 27th, 2009, 2:55 pm

Ooopsie! :giggle:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 27th, 2009, 3:50 pm

That octopus sounds fun!
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Postby iluvk9 » February 27th, 2009, 5:09 pm

8) I don't know why, but I really wish there was a video showing this.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 27th, 2009, 5:13 pm

I heard this on NPR this morning, and it made me giggle...:giggle:
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Postby SisMorphine » February 27th, 2009, 5:21 pm

I don't think I've ever been so interested in Octopus drama until this one started popping up in the news. How naughty. lol
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Postby iluvk9 » February 27th, 2009, 5:36 pm

SisMorphine wrote:I don't think I've ever been so interested in Octopus drama until this one started popping up in the news. How naughty. lol


Ooooohhh!!!! Maybe there is an Octopus forum we can join? Octopustalk.com?
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 27th, 2009, 5:37 pm

SisMorphine wrote:I don't think I've ever been so interested in Octopus drama until this one started popping up in the news. How naughty. lol


Yeah, I do tend to like diabolically clever, naughty animals. :)
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Postby Marinepits » February 27th, 2009, 5:44 pm

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Postby iluvk9 » February 27th, 2009, 5:46 pm

"If you've ever had an octopus grab you, they are incredibly strong."

1) Uh...no
2) Ya think?
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 27th, 2009, 5:52 pm

iluvk9 wrote:"If you've ever had an octopus grab you, they are incredibly strong."

1) Uh...no
2) Ya think?


I've had one 'explore' me once and yes....they're all muscle so very strong!
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Postby BullyLady » February 27th, 2009, 10:31 pm

I just came to post about this story and say that the Seattle octopi have a cohoort. :giggle:
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