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Old 06-16-2012, 11:47 AM   #31
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Im curious though, what if someone came to the OP's house and they had no idea how deadly the octo is and they put a hand or something in the tank. What if it killed a child, or escaped the tank and you dog got killed or something. That would be horrible. Not sure what would happen to the owner...(prison, jail? Idk)
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:15 PM   #32
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Im curious though, what if someone came to the OP's house and they had no idea how deadly the octo is and they put a hand or something in the tank. What if it killed a child, or escaped the tank and you dog got killed or something. That would be horrible. Not sure what would happen to the owner...(prison, jail? Idk)
what would happen if a stranger or child jumped my fence and my dog mawled their face off ?

my fence has a sign BEWARE OF DOG
NOTHING happens to the owner!

same goes for the octopus it's not a petting zoo
some people on this forum just need to start using their brains and stop making scenarios up
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #33
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what would happen if a stranger or child jumped my fence and my dog mawled their face off ?

my fence has a sign BEWARE OF DOG
NOTHING happens to the owner!

same goes for the octopus it's not a petting zoo
some people on this forum just need to start using their brains and stop making scenarios up
Haha it was just a thought, no need to get defencive. Alot of people here think YOU need to start using your brain...lol. Geez, maybe you should calm down.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #34
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what would happen if a stranger or child jumped my fence and my dog mawled their face off ?

my fence has a sign BEWARE OF DOG
NOTHING happens to the owner!

same goes for the octopus it's not a petting zoo
some people on this forum just need to start using their brains and stop making scenarios up
Hey hey, he obviously didn't know or he wouldn't have asked. He said he wasn't sure and he was just asking what would happen. Nu-Nu is a very helpful and knowledgeable contributor on this forum as I've come to realize so let's not make harsh statements please. Next time I'm sure you will word your answers more helpfully
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #35
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Bad idea! They belong in the sea not a tank. Sometimes we have to think what is best for the animal.....
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:44 PM   #36
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Hey buddy,
When you put up a thread saying " I want a blue ringed octopus". You should expect that most rational people are going to advise against it, simple fact. Especially since you have absolutely no experience with ANY type of octopus.
Obviously you wanted people's input on the subject, so that's what you are getting.
Best of luck with whatever you choose to do!
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A better octo would be a bimac. Remember octos need alot of attention, which means personal interaction/contact which would increase risk.
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what would happen if a stranger or child jumped my fence and my dog mawled their face off ?

my fence has a sign BEWARE OF DOG
NOTHING happens to the owner!

same goes for the octopus it's not a petting zoo
some people on this forum just need to start using their brains and stop making scenarios up

Actually you can still be the victim of a civil suit and your dog would be quarantined.

I know something about dog bites, I dog bite people for a living, ah but were getting off track.

I do imagine you would be civilly liable for any injuries that occur on your property, including the deadly octo. It would take a real bonehead move to be criminally liable.
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Can we stay on topic with realistic scenarios please. The bottom line is that there is nothing wrong with wanting an octo as long as you can provide for it and it does not cause a significant health threat such as a blue ring.
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From wiki
"The blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill 26 adult humans within minutes. Furthermore, their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in."

Nasty. Don't work on your tank alone. If you get envenomated your body becomes paralyzed, preventing you from breathing or reacting in any way, but you remain fully aware as you slowly suffocate to death. The venom doesn't kill you though, so if you get assisted breathing for several hours there is a good chance at survival.
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