DailyMail: A US citizen told how he caught and ate an octopus on holiday- only to discover it was the second rare six-legged specimen ever found. Mechanical engineer Labros Hydras, 49, pulled the creature- dubbed a ‘hexapus’ – from the sea as he went snorkelling in Greece. He and his son followed local tradition by smashing it against a rock to kill it and then took it to a nearby taverna to cook.
The chef refused to cook it for him because it was so rare and told Labros he should have let the octopus live. But the father-of-two,who was born in Greece and now lives in Washington D.C., fried it for his supper anyway and served it up with a slice of tomato and lemon. After finishing it off he decided to check out what the chef had said – and felt sick when he realized what he had done.
‘We go to Greece every year and when we catch an octopus we do the same thing so we just did not think about it.’
This Labros Hydras guy is a real dick huh? The chef said its rarer than a black unicorn, maybe call a scientist or something before you pepper it with garnish and feed it to your savage children. Hey Labros, that a fucking hextapus you’ve got there, ease up on the smashing against a rock routine! Just a cold-blooded octopus addict like the world has never seen. Nothing was going to stop him from feasting on cephalopods* that day, not even a fire. I’ve got to believe that if you’re a true octopus hunter you’d recognize when one only has 6 tentacles instead of 8. Which leads me to believe this maniac knew exactly what he was doing and is in fact, a total dick.
*In case you were wondering; A cephalopod is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda (Greek plural κεφαλόποδα (kephalópoda); “head-feet”). These exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles (muscular hydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot. Keep up.