I Got Your Coconuts Right Here!

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.