After we finished
And there we saw the most
|It's an octopus. That was probably obvious.|
The octopus appeared to be.... well.... floundering. I don't know much about things with tentacles, but I'm pretty sure they need to be in water to survive.
I decided to rescue it. As I
a) don't know how to rescue marine life, and
b) didn't intend to touch the repulsive thing,
I had to come up with an alternate plan.
And then he showed up.
"Hello!" I said to the nice man nearby. "Will you rescue this poor octopus?"
|This man is an Octopus Hunter. So we can't show you his face on the internet.|
Matt turned out to live up the road but had no idea how to rescue octopi either. Or even if octopi was the correct plural form. (Okay, we didn't actually discuss that part of it.)
The kids and Matt and I stood considering the problem.
|Yeah. That didn't work.|
|Do you reckon this is the head?|
|She was wearing a hat. I'm sure that helped.|
Eventually, they dragged the creature out to sea. The girl had to go home. As the kids and I cheered, Matt stood quietly in the water and contemplated his great triumph.
|Matt the Hero, Octopus Saviour.|
We bade farewell to our new friend, and my daughter built an effigy in the sand to remind us all of the creature we left behind.
I suspect they both got swept away pretty quickly. But hey. We tried.
Have you ever rescued a real life living creature???