That’s my favourite cephalopod fellow of last week: Louis, the Giant Pacific Octopus. Louis, as any octopus, gets bored, and since the he isn’t on his natural habitat, the guys from the Blue Reef Aquarium found a way to keep him stimulated and busy. The 18 months old octopus won Mr. Potato Head from Christmas, according to Metro.co.uk:
The 1.8m-wide (6ft) creature is so attached to Mr Potato Head that he turns aggressive when aquarium staff try to remove it from his tank.
But this octopus love for Mr Potato Head has its secrets, as told Matt Slater, the curator Blue Reef Aquarium, to to BBC News:
Its bright colours, strange shape and moveable parts make it fascinating for Louis. The secret space within Mr Potato Head allows us to hide tasty treats like fresh crab inside and that perhaps more than anything has resulted in him becoming such a hit.
The intelligent and curious Louis, is now also famous for this friendship. It’s easy found news and posts about him all over news sites and blogs. Read also the previous Washington Post article about another octopus from the National Aquarium in Baltimore which likes to “play” with Mr Potato Head.