You’re Using Coconuts!

Behold the coconut octopus, who uses discarded coconut shells in a variety of ways. Although the official story is that the shells provide protection, the truth is that the octopus didn’t have enough money in the budget for seahorses.

Clearly, this octopus watched “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” while taking notes:

This submissionΒ was carried across the ocean by Transentence and Murray C., who had on a line between them.

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18 thoughts on “You’re Using Coconuts!

  1. Smartypants May 10, 2016 / 11:01 am

    No…way! I was giggling with delight watching him/her tumbling along. So clever and dexterous!

  2. allein May 10, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I dunno…”transportation” and “protection” look awfully similar…

    *clip-clop clip-clop*

    • fkaWaldenPond May 10, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Not to mention both make me feel very dizzy.

  3. Ms Can Opener May 10, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Have never been much of a Monty Python fan, the English sense of humor escapes me. However the Octopus footage is wonderful. I’ve always thought that snorkeling is almost like a trip to another planet.

  4. Clairdelune May 10, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Or maybe the octopus is the lazy kind, like me – why waste your energy walking when there’s this wonderful Uber Coconut service? πŸ˜€

    • allein May 10, 2016 / 11:33 am

      Is there an app for that? I guess they must have that new cell phone they’ve been advertising as waterproof (or high-end champagne-proof…).

        • allein May 10, 2016 / 11:41 am

          Damn, why didn’t I think of that?!

          • 6rabbits May 10, 2016 / 7:53 pm

            Kinda amazed there IS a shell phone!

            • allein May 10, 2016 / 7:59 pm

        • Gigi the cat lady May 10, 2016 / 12:03 pm

          Smartipants wins the internet again!!!

    • fkaWaldenPond May 10, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      πŸ˜€ (Well, actually I don’t as it would make me even dizzier than watching this but… πŸ˜€

  5. murkle46 May 10, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    An animal that makes and uses vehicles for locomotion.We are not alone.

  6. 6rabbits May 10, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Octopods are very smart. Quite clever at adapting the use of things. Will have to remember this guy for next year’s animal adaptations unit.πŸ™

    • Faye May 10, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Kids will love it!

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