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Illinois Fisherman Catches Octopus at Lake Conway

tonmo

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What an odd story...

If someone had the skills to care for an octopus to the point where it became too big for his/her tank, you'd think that s/he'd know enough about ceph care to NOT throw it in a lake...

Something's fishy...

:goldfish:
 

Jean

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tonmo said:
What an odd story...

If someone had the skills to care for an octopus to the point where it became too big for his/her tank, you'd think that s/he'd know enough about ceph care to NOT throw it in a lake...

Something's fishy...

:goldfish:
Yep it reeks like :oshea: 's gummys after a whale stranding!! :biggrin2:

J
 

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i think that the whole thing has to be a hoax, An octopus wouldn't last 10 mins in freshwater. I bet that the octopus was either discarded from a restraunt or something like that.

It wouldn't have been alive...
Tony's right that anyone keeping one as a pet would know that FW would kill it
 

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I don't wish to cast aspersions or point fingers but my best guess is that it is a hoax carried out by the guy who found it.

How long do our experts think an octopus would survive in freshwater? If it isn't very long and he claims it was alive when he found it I'd suspect that he had a dead one on his hands (pos. from a friend finding one washed up on a beach in Florida or having one that died) and didn't know what to do with it.

The history of lake monster sightings at Lake Conway would have provided the final push for the idea (something like 'hey we have a dead octopus what shall we do with it?').

Emps
 

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