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Octopus using tools!

Postby Chococat » Tue Dec 15, 16:58 2009

Even if you don't like octopi (which is ridiculous, because everyone likes octopi), you should check out this video from the BBC -

Octopi are fucking awesome

BBC NEWS wrote:Underwater footage reveals that the creatures scoop up halved coconut shells before scampering away with them so they can later use them as shelters.


This is the first recorded incidence of octopi using tools, the article says. The recorded octopus shows an incredible amount of foresight - I mean, it's pretty apparent that upon seeing the coconut shell, it decides "This would make an awesome house. Lemme carry it over here to a safe spot." And then it's like, "You know what would be even better? A roof for my house. Oh man, I'll get another shell and make a cave." Plus it's freaking adorable!
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Re: Octopus using tools!

Postby Neko » Tue Dec 15, 17:22 2009

So funny!

I like at the end when it attaches to the camera like, "HEY! GET THAT CAMERA OUT OF MY FACE... Can I have it?"
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Re: Octopus using tools!

Postby Kiss The Monkey » Wed Dec 16, 15:20 2009

That video was adorable and made me want a pet octopus. :P

I'd give it something bigger than a coconut shell to hide under, though.

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Re: Octopus using tools!

Postby katrinioso » Wed Dec 16, 15:42 2009

That is too freaking cute!! We should send him Christmas cards as a housewarming gift.

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Re: Octopus using tools!

Postby Tookie » Wed Dec 16, 16:00 2009

Oh man octopi are so cool. They are my favourite sea creatures (although they are probably tied with cuttlefish). They are so wickedly clever.
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Re: Octopus using tools!

Postby Neko » Wed Dec 16, 16:11 2009

I, too, so love the cuttlefish.
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Re: Octopus using tools!

Postby Bork » Wed Dec 16, 19:58 2009

Sea creatures are so incredible!
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Re: Octopus using tools!

Postby Rainbow Dolphins » Sun Dec 20, 2:36 2009

That's crazy awesome. I have never seen an octopus move like that.
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Re: Octopus using tools!

Postby rowan » Tue Dec 22, 14:33 2009

Octopus KILLING A SHARK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q36_8s5z ... r_embedded

Holy Octopus, Batman!!! :speachless:

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