Illinois Fisherman Catches Octopus at Lake Conway

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  1. AK-Dave

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    Story link: http://www.katv.com/news/stories//1203/112648.html

    Freshwater Octo :shock:

    I wonder how the poor thing managed to survive long enough to be caught.
     
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    :x some peopel shouldn't be allowed animals !

    J
     
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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:
     
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    Yep it reeks like :oshea: 's gummys after a whale stranding!! :D

    J
     
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    What iresponsible semi-heartless pet owner could have done this? Could it possibly be a new species of octo? I doubt it though :?
     
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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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    Perhaps the octo keeper just flushed his toilet, er, I mean his tank !
    :lol: Greg
     
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    Well I don't really think it was a hoax but he could have gotten the octtopus anywhere. :?
     
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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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    If I had a dead octopus, I would make a hat. Or maybe a lampshade.
     
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    An octopus wouln't survive very long...........maybe 10 mins (Steve gotta more educated guess than mine???). That octi looks live to me. The colour is wrong for a dead one. Anyone know what happened to it?

    J
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. The octo was red which means it was mad! I would like to know what happened to it too.

    Carol
     
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    i cant seem to shake the feeling that someone mightve bought it at a bait shop or something similar....
     
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    That the colour they go when they are cooked!
     
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    This is disturbin and disgusting. The fact that it is either alive or cooked, like wise, as appauling (forgive my spelling). The justification behind killing fish is that "they don't have any feelings" (as Kurt Cobain so aptly put it). As to what happened to it, i am betting it died, if it weren't already dead (as i am sure many of you have concluded as well). Ultimately, some one needs a swift kick to the head.
     
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    I agree...imagine...eating octopus with noooo sauce! :D
     

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