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I want a pet Mimic Octopus. I'd name it Admiral Ackbar. (And now Ace is giving me that "you're a horrible person" look.)

Explanation for the confused: reading up on mimic octopuses, I learned that, in addition to mimicking things like soles, stingrays, jellyfish, anemones, lion fish and sea snakes to deter predators, they have also been known to imitate crabs...to "entice" actual crabs. This is one of those bits of information that gets funnier the longer I think about it. And somehow, I feel the phrase "It's a TRAP!" is appropriate here.

So...yeah. The end result of this conversation was me cackling like a hyena, with Ace providing commentary along the lines of "oh my god, that's fucked up" and "what did crabs ever do to anyone?" And then I mentioned my desire for a pet. XD

Bonus-

Observation of the Day: Some crabs can actually be relatively clever when it comes to getting out of bad situations. Observation the Second- There exists no level of cleverness that will save a crab that has just been dropped onto a hungry Giant Pacific Octopus. (As demonstrated by the lovely people at the Marine Heritage Center in Bellingham.)

Ace: Hey cephalopods! Leave them crabs alone!

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