No kidding... Someone came here a few months ago asking about wonderpus or mimics or something saying their LFS had one and it was eating MICE! Crazy huh. I agree with the animal cruelty but which animal??
The "mice" mentioned in the post were "pinkies', new born mice (usually frozen) that are raised as reptile food. I do find it very strange tht the octopus would eat it and wonder if the reported food was actually consumed.
I dont see the interest there for an octopus... I mean, yeah its meat but we try to feed them shrimp and they refuse it so what the hell are we doing wrong that a notoriously difficult to keep octopus is happy eating mice ?
Exactly what I was thinking. I can only imagine what it would look like to see a live mouse struggling at the surface and an average sized octopus trying to wrestle it below the surface. It would probably look like something out of a sci fi horror flick.
I'm all for feeding live food so long as it's appropriatly matched with the animal consuming it(i.e. acuatic prey for aquatic predators / terrestrial prey for terrestrial predators / et cetra).