Octopus Caused Flooding in California Aquarium


Octopus have been famous for their curiosity and intelligence.  One California aquarium recently experienced flooding.  The culprit?  A female two-spotted octopus!

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.


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Which reminds me of a story I heard in college. Guy has a pet octopus. On the other side of the room, he has another tank with feeder fish in it. Each day he finds one of the fish gone. He scolds his roommate; "Stop feeding the octopus, she's getting enough food already!" His bewildered roommate: "I'm not feeding the octopus!" Finally he discovers little wet sucker marks across the ten feet of floor. The octopus has been unlatching the top of her aquarium, climbing down to the floor, squigging the ten feet to the other tank, then up and in, stealing a fish, and then going back to her own tank....
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