Otto, an octopus living at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, seems to have a flair for interior decoration. According to the aquarium directors he periodically rearranges all of articles in his tank to “suit his own taste better, much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.” It is unclear if he actually prefers his home certain ways or if he’s just seeking attention. He has been known to juggle hermit crabs and to throw rocks against the glass walls and damaging them. But Otto’s greatest feat thus far concerned a bright spotlight that shone into his tank at night.
Otto tries to figure out how to smuggle a gun into his tank…
Apparently, Otto did not like the spotlight, so he hoisted himself out of the top of his cage and squirted water on it, causing a short circuit that killed the light and more. Said a spokesperson,”It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work.” It took the directors three days to discern what had happened, and rather than turn off the light to appease Otto, they simply moved it higher so he couldn’t reach it…Nice guys.
Nick Van Der Horst comes through again…Thanks, man!