BEWARE! BEWARE! THE OCTOPI ARE ORGANIZING! THEY’VE GOT BIG PLANS! AND THEY’RE COMING FOR US!
via The Guardian:
Dozens of octopus have been spotted emerging from the ocean and crawling along the Welsh coast in a nightly pilgrimage that has perplexed people at a seaside town.
Brett Jones, who runs SeaMôr dolphin-watching boat trips, said he first witnessed the phenomenon when he was returning from a sunset trip.
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“It was a bit like an End Of Days scenario,” he told the BBC. “There were probably about 20 or 25 on the beach. I have never seen them out of the water like that.”
He said it was “really rare” for the creatures to end up on dry land, adding: “Maybe they are getting confused by the bright lights in New Quay harbour and maybe they are dying off after summer or getting knackered after the recent storms.”
OR MAYBE THEY’RE UP TO NO GOOD!
This just might be the turning point that we will look back upon in years to come, and say “This! This is when our cephalopodian overlords began their revolution!”
The Guardian article ends with Jones encouraging Welsh beachgoers who saw land-hugging octopus to return them to the water, but warned: “Wear gloves, they bite like mad.”
Um… NOT what I wanted to hear. Intelligent, land-roving possibly alien monsters who “bite like mad” – we’re so doomed.