This is Fred. Fred is free again.
They may not be from space, but octopuses are still incredible, intelligent creatures. One California fishmonger in Morro Bay certainly thinks so.
Earlier this month, Giovanni "Gio" DeGarimore, owner of Giovanni's Fish Market, bought a 70-pound octopus -- who has been named "Fred" -- for "a couple hundred dollars" just to release it back into the wild. And he says he'd do it again.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports:
DeGarimore said he didn't intend for his action to get as much fanfare as it has, but said he would be happy "if my little contribution can make a bigger difference in the world."
That contribution includes no longer selling any octopus-related products on his website, which serves customers across the country, he said.
"It'll hit me in the pocket, but I'd rather stand for something," he said.
image via Giovanni's Fish Market Facebook page
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