Thursday, October 09, 2008

Squid at Dog Beach!

This past weekend our trip to dog beach turned rather adventurous - swimming along the shallows was this squid! We couldn't quite figure out what was going on, squids are supposed to be very intelligent. However, this guy would swim out a ways, then swim right back into shore, at times getting stuck in the shallow water. Other times it would 'charge' at a curious dog, clearly trying to scare dogs off that got too close. Above, it was stuck on the sand, and rolled onto its side. It's shooting water out of its siphon, trying to free itself. It was about 3 feet long - here's another photo with a dog in it for size comparison.

I must admit that it crossed my mind that if expat were present, he'd surely have been trying to figure out a way to get it home to make calamari.


Blogger Tanya said...

What an awesome find!

Thu Oct 09, 05:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

Haha, Alex -- I fear that giant would be a little hard to chew.

Thu Oct 09, 06:53:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Cool! That is really something you don't see every day. Good looking dog too, is that your dog?

Thu Oct 09, 09:38:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Alexandra said...

no, not mine. It's a cutie isn't it?

Thu Oct 09, 11:14:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Belgrade Daily Photo said...

What an amazing creature, I hope it eventually got safely back to sea.

Thu Oct 09, 11:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Hope said...

Wow! You don't see a squid everyday!

Thu Oct 09, 02:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger JM said...

Amazing squid!!! Probably it was sick or something, as they never come to shore.

Thu Oct 09, 05:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger J.Regina said...

Love the first picture!

Wed Oct 15, 08:59:00 PM PDT  

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