Octopi are very intelligent. The Oregon Coast Aquarium had an octopus in one of its tanks that did NOT like being there. It was red all of the time (octopi turn red when they're stressed or angry.) One day one of the staff came to work early in the morning...and found the octopus in the parking lot! It had climbed out of its tank, squeezed under the front door and tried to escape back to the ocean. They put the octopus back in his (her?) tank...only to get another surprise a time later, when another employee found it, again, slithering across the parking lot. This time they took the hint and released the frustrated animal back into the sea.
Yeah, maybe we shouldn't eat them anymore.
They're pretty smart. Last I heard was a comparison to dogs.
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That doesn't mean it doesn't still have the red a**. :-)