I took an octo at les davis!

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Clay
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I took an octo at les davis!

Post by Clay » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:52 pm

.....by accident of course! :rofl: too soon??? lol anyway A student picked up a beer can and handed it to me. Thinking I was a good role model I looked inside, didnt see anything and put it in my pocket to throw away after dive. 20 or so minutes after the dive I went to throw it away and found this lil octo in it! I carefully cut the top off the can with my shears and was able to show the 8 OW students there first octo! we then used my fin to put it back in the water. I didn't want to grab it for fear my hands would disrupt its "coating" and cause it more stress, either way it was exciting for all that saw it.
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Re: I took an octo at les davis!

Post by Linedog » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:06 pm

Very good form! :supz:
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Re: I took an octo at les davis!

Post by Dusty2 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:11 pm

No Touche! Good show mate! :joshsmith:

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Re: I took an octo at les davis!

Post by Furnari » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:33 pm

A couple years ago we had a similar encounter with a red inside a snorkel we found at Langley. Didn't notice till we were gearing down in the parking lot and saw it crawling out. We weren't sure how to handle it, but having heard that they liked the warmth of our hands, I put mine down next to it. To my utter surprise, it crawled right up on me. We thought that was pretty cool- an interspecies connection and all that. It connected all right- the ungrateful little bastard bit a chunk right out of my knuckle. It stung pretty good for awhile, and I kinda regret not experimenting with some calamari recipes instead of easing it back into the water.

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Re: I took an octo at les davis!

Post by eliseaboo » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:00 pm

Good thing you didn't throw it out!! Those red buggers can bite pretty good, and seem to do so more readily than GPOs. Good thing you got it back to the water!

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Re: I took an octo at les davis!

Post by ktb » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:21 pm

Yay for the save!! :joshsmith:
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Re: I took an octo at les davis!

Post by BASSMAN » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:10 pm

Nice fin!
Good save!
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