Victor Hugo, circa 1866, thanks to A Journey Round My Skull
This week's safari was delayed by a deadly mix of partying and massive heat wave.
Even before the immediate rise to fame of the Psychic Octopus, I've been among those
fascinated by this incredibly gifted, impressive and otherwordly creature...
and I'm in good company, as you can see!
William Evans Hoyle, Octopus Marmoratus, from The Voyage of HMS "Challenger", 1886
thanks to Tonya Van Gieson