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Dec 21 2012

Friday Cephalopod: NOM NOM NOM, on the soft shell

See last week’s cephalopod for context.

foot

(via r/aww)

18 comments

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  1. 1
    Glen Davidson

    Seafood out for some land food.

    Glen Davidson

  2. 2
    billygutter01

    That’s an ambitious little invertebrate!

    If it eats the whole human, does it get the meal for free? Or at least a t-shirt?

  3. 3
    karmacat

    The insurrection begins…..

  4. 4
    amstrad

    ATTACK!!!!

  5. 5
    Nathaniel Frein

    Yay, made my morning a bit brighter <3

  6. 6
    wmdon

    That reminds of something… what could it be? Oh, yes.

    For thousands more years the mighty ships tore across the empty wastes of space and finally dived screaming on to the first planet they came across–which happened to be the Earth — where due to a terribble miscalculation of scale the entire battle fleet was accidently swallowed by a small dog.

  7. 7
    robb

    lol. Glen wins.

  8. 8
    Snoof

    I’m impressed that the owner of the foot had the fortitude to take a photo. I’d be too busy screaming and flailing uselessly.

  9. 9
    peterhearn

    pz plushie doll

  10. 10
    Worldtraveller

    Snoof, I think if blue rings suddenly appeared on that that little critter (it’s about the right size), there would be screaming and flailing…

  11. 11
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    I can barely see this week’s cephalopod. Cool, though.

  12. 12
    Artor

    Aww, isn’t it cute? Look at the pretty blue rings… Honey? Why are you frothing at the mouth & screaming in agony?

  13. 13
    blogofmyself, writer of papers

    Oh wow, how awesome. I wish a sweet little octopus (or any cephalopod really) would come hang out on my foot.

  14. 14
    Usernames are smart

    ~ if blue rings suddenly appeared on that that little critter ~.
    —fastlane, #10

    Cool, I learned something new today:
    Blue-ringed octopuses (genus Hapalochlaena) … are recognized as one of the world’s most venomous marine animals.” “… its venom is powerful enough to kill humans. There is no blue-ringed octopus antivenom available.”

    I’ll buy that for a dollar!

  15. 15
    RobertL

    Obviously an Australian foot. The owner’s saying “maaate… I’ve found a blue-ringed octopus.”

    His friend says “strewth…aren’t they deadly?”

    First guy says “yep”, casually flicks it off, “let’s go for a beer”.

  16. 16
    Ichthyic

    Snoof, I think if blue rings suddenly appeared on that that little critter (it’s about the right size), there would be screaming and flailing…

    well, for a few minutes anyway.

  17. 17
    ralfmuschall

    #14: No need for antivenom – all the venom does is to paralyze the muscles, causing suffocation. Ventilation (for a few hours) is usually sufficient.

  18. 18
    sundoga

    ralfmuschall – sure, but you need to get to a hospital with a ventilator rig first. If, say, you’re on the Great Barrier Reef…

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