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Live octopus turns up in Miami car park

By T.K. Randall
November 19, 2016 · Comment icon 15 comments
Property developer Richard Conlin managed to capture the unexpected cephalopod on camera this week.
The octopus, which was found fidgeting around in a shallow pool of water on the floor of his garage, appeared to have emerged from a drainage pipe along with a school of small fish.

The bizarre discovery soon made headline news after photos of it were uploaded on to Facebook.

According to associate biology professor Kathleen Sullivan Sealey of the University of Miami, the octopus likely found its way in to the garage after entering the drainage system during high tide.

"When that much sea water comes in the octopus is like 'what's this ?' and goes to explore and ends up in a bad place," she said.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (15)




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Comment icon #6 Posted by aquatus1 8 years ago
"Ah, pardon me, but have you heard about our Lord and Savior Cthulhu?"
Comment icon #7 Posted by Lucas Cooper Merrin 8 years ago
Must have fell out the trunk of a japanese porn directors Kia
Comment icon #8 Posted by Grandpa Greenman 8 years ago
I am glad the security guards put it back into the ocean.  Happy ending.  
Comment icon #9 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
This does not bode well for this guy if sea levels rise.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Grandpa Greenman 8 years ago
If they rise? They have already risen and parts of Miami Beach get flooded regularly. From the article.   
Comment icon #11 Posted by pallidin 8 years ago
911: "What is your emergency?" Caller: "There's a cephalapod in my backyard" 911: "Ok, we are calling M.I.B."
Comment icon #12 Posted by quasar_kid 8 years ago
Agua Mala.
Comment icon #13 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
Huh? I thought I'd read that sea levels were only up several centimeters so far. But, then again, I've lived in coastal Georgia, and realize that much of Florida is only inches above sea level at the best of times.
Comment icon #14 Posted by brlesq1 8 years ago
Mm...dinner. And he didn't even have to go looking.  
Comment icon #15 Posted by paperdyer 8 years ago
Bright Flash of Light - What you saw wasn't a cephalopod, it was dirty fire fighter's foam from Santa Clara that came up through the sewers.


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