Baby Blue, who has traveled all the way from Lynnfield, Massachusetts, to dive into our waters, is captured here in full camouflage and on the move—but out of her typical element, which only makes her heavenly hues more striking.
Although it seems impossible, the wily, resourceful, and boneless octopus has been known to ”walk” across land, particularly those species that live in intertidal zones or near shore. And because most octopi are nocturnal, this behavior is not often observed or recorded by two-legged day-dwellers.
Since it lives in the water, what would lead an octopus to travel by land? It might be a trick to escape from a predator. But most likely our friend is hunting for a tasty midnight snack such as shellfish, snails, or—as I suspect is true in Baby Blue‘s case—a tentacle-ful of Oreo cookies and a glass of cold milk.
Thank you Grace (such a lovely name!) for sharing Baby Blue with blogopus readers. I hope she shared her cookies and milk with you!
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A Wild West hurrah for Colorado Susan,
friend, classmate, and the first poet to graduate
with a Creative Writing MFA in Verse with an Emphasis in Versecraft
from Western State College of Colorado!