Sun 17 Jul 2005
I came across this big octopus (tako) while snorkelling today. It was the biggest octopus I’ve seen – at least 50cm from outstretched arm to arm. It was a bit deep (4m) for me to get a decent picture and it also slipped under a rock as soon as it spotted me. The amazing thing was that it changed not only its colour but also it’s shape/texture. When it was sitting on top of the rock it had white spiny bumps all over it’s body, but then it became smooth and reddish brown when it was under the rock. I wanted to catch it but there was no way it was going to allow itself to be pulled from under that rock!