Your Christmas Cthulhu

On our honeymoon, CJ and I went to the Wharf restaurant in Merimbula. The food is great and the location stunning. There was only one problem – we forgot to take any money. CJ went home to get some, and the staff invited me to wander downstairs for free – where there happens to be an aquarium.

That was the day I met my new favourite animal: the giant cuttlefish. It has a face full of tentacles, and it stared at me with as much interest as I stared at it.

When we went on our second honeymoon early this year, one of my greatest hopes was to see my betentacled friend once more. It was still there (along with a new, smaller one), and twice the size as it was two years earlier.

So here it is: nature’s cthulhu. You’re welcome – and Merry Christmas.


Tomorrow: The top ten awesomenesses of 2011, with pictures and links.

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2 thoughts on “Your Christmas Cthulhu

  1. I love Cuttlefish.

    Fun Fact: In the original version of ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’, the Nautilus was attacked by a Giant Cuttlefish, not a Giant Squid (Though this was a mythical GIANT Cuttlefish – not one of your little friends there. Tentacles aside, they probably wouldn’t have been that scary…)

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