Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

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Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby 661-Pete » 6 Feb 2019, 1:36pm

See here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-47144891
Seems to me, anyone who believes this story must be a sucker....
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Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby peetee » 6 Feb 2019, 1:46pm

Apparently the driver was miss-quoted. The police are not pressing charges and have apologised for any embarassment they have caused. What he actually saw was a bald, pink eight legged cat.
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Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby landsurfer » 6 Feb 2019, 1:54pm

Probably a Trans-Cat ... it identifies as an octopus, but can only pretend to have the life experiences of an octopus...
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Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby Mick F » 6 Feb 2019, 3:40pm

He wasn't far from the sea.
Mabe octopi can walk?

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Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby Pastychomper » 6 Feb 2019, 4:09pm

There are plenty of Youtube videos of octopuses walking/slithering and even hunting on land, but generally within a few feet of the sea. If there was one "more than 5km" inland then maybe it was one of these guys on holiday. :lol:
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Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby NUKe » 6 Feb 2019, 4:14pm

my first thought about drugs seems to be what the local policethink as well.
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Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby 661-Pete » 6 Feb 2019, 5:24pm

I remember when I was a kid, my parents used to call bungee cords like these, "octopus leads". My father had a set of them threaded through a central ring, he used the arrangement to anchor down a load on the roof rack. I suppose they did somewhat suggest an octopus sprawled over the car roof...

And on one occasion the whole load came adrift and fell off, whilst we were motoring along a motorway. Luckily a kind-hearted following motorist alerted us in time. So that motorist really did encounter an "octopus" in the roadway....
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Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby mercalia » 6 Feb 2019, 5:39pm

maybe he really meant the was trying to avoid octopussy? all the hands groping him?

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Re: Motorist "swerves to avoid octopus"

Postby drossall » 6 Feb 2019, 7:38pm

I liked the Twitter comment that he must have gone into a squid.

Time for a remake of that car-insurance advert with the horse with a dress, methinks.