Creepy Animals

…they're really interesting.

Mar 29 2011

Animal Anomaly: Hexapus

six-legged octopus

This 'pus ain't no octo.

We love it when cephalopods get creepy. This six-legged octopus — a so-called Hexapus — lives at the Blackpool Sea Life Centre in England. It’s the only Hexapus known to man!

Though it’s technically a mutant and isn’t heavily armed, it gets by just as well as the eight-legged variety. Suckers.

Fun fact, one was recently caught and eaten by a family. They only found out later that it was so rare.
Turns out it tastes just like a regular octopus.