12 January 2008

Louis' Mr Potato Head

Reported in Metro (UK)
The octopus who loves his Mr Potato Head
Friday, January 11, 2008

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.

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.'
Louis the octopus hasn't started rearranging Mr Potato Head's face yet. Still, that doesn't excuse him from a recipe for char grilled octopus. ; )

Today was another warm day.

It's a bit cooler now and there was some light rain this evening. Today was pretty much a do nothing day... again.

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