Otto the frustrated interior decorator wreaks havoc…
This Octopus is really an Octopus named Otto (but I do wonder if he was named for Mr. Rank). And this Octopus is bizzy. I kinda love animal stories, like Cholla, the horse painter that rhymes with Goya, and so on.
So this Octopus has found a way to get his way by ensorcelling the staff at the aquarium where he lives; “Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction.”
“We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.”
“Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him – and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with.”
“Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better – much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.”
Octopi are like people.
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