Well it didn’t take very long after several weeks with nothing to look at or play with I have found another octopus. Last Wednesday I went over to the island still hoping to see Situ, but in the back of my mind I know I won’t. Anyway I looked in the Zoo hole... nothing, same in the long pool but as I hopped into the round pool I noticed a shell upside down. Looking closer I found another shell on its side ..... and yes there was an arm holding it. It looks to be a female with her first arm missing at the mantle. It has healed over, but there is no sign of re-growth yet. Guessing by her size she is half grown. I took about ten minutes of slowly moving closer and closer, to gain her trust or whatever you want to call it. Each time I approached she would back up into her den. I managed to get a couple of pictures before I left. Yesterday I ventured back to the Island because the tide was still half in, it meant that most of the rock pools we still being flushed by waves. The Zoo hole was the only one that’s not really affected by half tides, but still nothing. The other 2 pools were just full of white water and bubbles. No chance of seeing anything there. For the next hour I went back to the headland and searched some other areas without any success. I was about to head back home and I thought that it was worth a quick walk back out to the island and see if the pools were “clear” yet. The long pool was reasonably clear, but nothing. It’s only a few steps to the round pool. I waited for a break in the waves before getting in, it was quite bubbly and stirred up. I couldn’t see the other side which is about 2 to 3 metres away. Actually I could barely see my feet while I was standing in waste deep water. It seems like every bubble sticks to your mask and I continually have to raise my head out of the water to release them and wipe the camera lens to prevent blurry spots. Anyway ….. what you all want to know is yes, she was still there and it only took a minute or so for her to reach out and investigate. As with Situ, I've found that if you "scratch" the rock near the den with your finger, she raises her eyes and moves out until she can see what’s happening. Eventually she came right over to my fingers and within minutes had relaxed and began gently tugging on my hand and camera. Within the hour on 3 occasions she had let go of the rock and I had moved her into shallower water which enabled me just to lay on the surface and take pictures.