Well octopuses (yes, that is the proper plural form) have scrambled up my list of awesome animals today.
I’ve started following PZ Myers’s blog, Pharyngula, and he made me aware a red-veined octopus that uses discarded coconut shells for shelter. That’s right! It don’t take fingers to use tools no more! Plus, the thing looks adorable (as adorable as a slimy sea creature can be, at least) when it picks up the shell and scampers away.
Hmmmm . . . I wanted to embed the video here, but I can’t seem to get it to work. Soooo . . . I guess if you want to see it, you’ll have to go here.