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Playing with your Octopus!

Nancy

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Why would a GPO want to eat a Labrador Retriever?

A much more likely scenario is that your octopus escapes and your dog eats it.

Nancy
 

DWhatley

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Shipposhack,

I think your imagination has enhanced that video a bit. The aquarium is the one in Seattle and the sharks were rather small (3-4 foot). The video shows a GPO killing a shark but I am not clear as to whether or not it ate it as the mystery that prompted the video was the finding of dead sharks, not eaten ones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKPhbp8WsIQ

The same video with a little different naration and possibly why dogs came up at all in the discussion (the shark is named as the dogfish shark)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/09/060906-octopus-video.html

FYI, As of my last PBS viewing of info on these animals, there has never been a Great White to be successfully kept in captivity.
 

tywtly

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bigred1970;98159 said:
lol, well the only way I could see the chance of house pet consumption is if you are keeping a GPO and have a overly curious Chihuahua.

Heh, I would love to see that
:twisted:
I don't think I've ever mentioned how much I hate small yappy dogs
 

DWhatley

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Thanks for the link! Monterey, it seems, has now kept a young great white shark not only once but twice! The first in 2005! Albeit, they were young sharks and freed before becoming adults but their tags showed that both lived after release.

I thought it was too easy to fall behind in IT but it seems almost everything changes faster than I can keep up any more.
 

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