That is One Unique Fingerprint

If you think this is weird, you should see the piglet squid he has on his thumb.

You just can’t shake that sucker, Patrick W. And Happy Birthday!



  1. Cthulhu’s baby pictures!

  2. It’s micro animule day here on CO… keep ’em coming!

  3. tracylee says:

    he has freckles!

  4. earlybird1 says:

    Hey, it’s a baby Ood!

  5. It’s nice to see C.O. expand to invertebrates. We heart octopuses.

  6. 260Oakley says:

    Wow, that’s quite an octo puss!

  7. BStrange says:

    AAAAAAAWWWWWWW!! *thud… crawls toward the cute, oozing rainbows everywhere* So…. tiny…. so… CUTE…!

    *breathes… recovers*

    Adoradonkulous! I was gonna say Cthulhu’s baby picture or Ood-spore myself, beaten on both counts, I’m in good company here. 🙂 And the piglet squid link? It’s a living cartoon. And avocado-sized pocket blorpitude, too.

    Fishy98 – Here is the one with the octopuses carrying coconut shell halves around to use as octo-igloos. Still one of my favorite CO posts EVAR.

  8. It looks like a booger.

  9. I have to agree with previous post by Jim. Small, slimy things just weird me out.

    Especially when they will not let go of my digits.


  10. Naturalady says:

    Quick, don’t think about how many of these tiny yucky things floundering surfers swallow……………

  11. I don’t know which one I like more Cthulhu’s baby picture or Ood.

    I feel like chanting:

    One of us!
    One of us!
    One of us!

  12. Between micropeeg, teeny frog and this small Ood, it is Teeny Tiny Day at CO! 🙂

  13. So, Mr. Octopus, do you expect me to talk?

    [evil, maniacal laugh] No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die. What with my death grip ‘n all.

  14. See, this is why you shouldn’t pick your nose after swimming in the ocean. You never know what you’ll find up there!

  15. Is eet possible? I find it very cute and I usually don’t like slimy creatures. Thanks BStrange for the repost of one of the best posts!

  16. marthava says:

    So, is he going to predict the winner of the next World Series or the Super Bowl or what?

  17. Anonymous Coward says:


    am i the only one that cannot see the piglet squid? i keep getting ‘403s!


  18. dogsleder says:

    CSI is on its way. Until then, I will guard the fingerprint!! I Google’d piglet squid and found this “smiling because I’m having a good hair day” pic! Maybe his name is Paul, Jr.??

  19. Aw!! So delicate!

    it does resemble a booger though


  20. strixus says:


  21. Don’t squish it!

  22. chanpon says:

    Ehh, more like bebeh heptapus. I only see 7 legs/arms. 😮

  23. Colonel Jenna says:

    I counted, there really are 8 teensy-weensy leggies on that adorable little freckled ‘pus. Golly gosh what a treat!

  24. Awww! Micro-slime!

    I got beaten to the Cthulhu reference, but honestly, I was gonna say this li’l guy is like the anti-Cthulhu. Or maybe he’s Cthulhu’s mini-me.

    Aw, just lookit those eye dots.

  25. adorable 🙂 and those dots are its developing chromatophores, which let them do all that crazy camouflage.

  26. awwwww i loff octopi and this leetle guy is tops!! 😀 soooo cute

  27. How cute! I hope he went right back into the water where he could thrive after the photo.

  28. domanato says:

    awww that’s so tiny and cute….just like those micro-pigs that are the size of kittens!

  29. girlnextdoortn says:

    It’s a teeny tiny trio!

  30. darkshines says:

    I wuff heeeem! ❤

  31. That is a very disapproving squidlet.

  32. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww overload………)

    Cringing and Wimpy

  33. skippymom says:

    If this guy were on my finger, I seriously think I would not be able to resist popping him into my mouth.

  34. BStrange says:

    I like “cephalocute”.

    *pats O NO* That’s okay. They only creep out of the sea at night while you sleep and crawl overland to your window and into your nose… SOMEtimes… *insert evil laughter here – and ruuuuuuuuns for dear life*

    😈 😉

  35. The cutest oracle ever! Squeeeeee-do!

  36. My friends, co-workers and acquaintances can’t understand the HUGE SQUEE this little guy just gave me. ZOMG CEPHALOPODZ!!1!!

  37. I tried to say something when I saw this, and it came out like “omgthufctingsa!” I can’t remember what I was even trying to say.
    @Jim, that is the cutest booger I’ve ever seen. Lol!

  38. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    Thanks, BStrange — that REALLY made me feel LOTS bettois 😉

  39. Cutest darn octo I’ve evar seen. But seriously folks… what in tarnashuns is eet?? I mean for reals! Details por favor!

  40. kibblenibble says:

    Soooooo teeeeeny! 🙂

  41. Lerrinus says:

    *looks at pic*
    *looks at own finger*
    *squees head off* 🙂

  42. That’s absolutely amazing!

  43. AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH I love octopi! and this one is SO WEE! I want to be that finger. SIGH!

  44. Oooooo. Is it psychic? Octopi are awesome.

  45. meoowmom says:

    is it just me or does anyone else wanna squish its lil bulb body?
    my X used to eat lil octo’s …

    for nuffers I was just kidding about squishing it, really…
    it is cool looking and so lil

  46. BStrange says:

    O NO: Sorry. Warped mind is warped. *irons mind flat again*

    spb: Octopusicus oodspori?

    Okay, I have no idea what sort of octo it is, he is cutely anonymous. But I am guessing a very small type, since he is fully octopus-shaped and still so teenytiny.

  47. Sure booger… where did you capture it?

  48. Let’s see if this works…

  49. Hey it worked! Anyways, the above video is the “I Love You, Octopus” song from the video with the camera stealing octopus…I absolutely love that song and the wee little ‘pus in the picture. I’ve never seen an octopus that small! ^_^

  50. Like the alien baby in Men in Black. “Congratulations, Reg. It’s a squid.”

  51. Hon Glad says:

    Cephalapod for ipod generation.

  52. Ali-baba says:

    you KNOW when he got put back in the sea/tank/wherever..that he was all…
    “I didn’t ASK for the anal probe!”

  53. I nearly died with adorableness. How could anyone eat one? Please tell me it lives a long and happy life predicting election results.

  54. RachelN says:

    Awww!!, what a cutie!!!

    Wonder if he can predict sports results too?


  56. Sporkles says:

    omg..first a piggie, then a froggie, now an octopus?? Can CO get any better?

  57. He climbed all the way up there so he could find those old structures built with non-Euclidean geometry again.

  58. He will be just the right age for

  59. janet2buns says:

    Holy high-res, Batman!

  60. Alice Shortcake says:


  61. Maybe soon he’ll grow into his chromatophores!

  62. Noelegy says:

    At my local favorite Asian buffet restaurant, there is frequently served a dish which contains mini-octopi. I cannot sample of this dish. Just can’t do it. Looking at this photo, now I know why.

  63. “I’d like to be, under the sea, in an octopus’ garden”.
    Such teeny cuteness!

  64. Erin R. says:

    Oh, how absolutely sweet! I LOVE octopuses (octopi). This is my new desktop.

  65. trinlayk says:

    yep on the Cthulhu baby…
    (awwww….. sure you can haz my soul… I wasn’t using it…)

    second thought: “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”
    “whisper whisper whisper”
    “What do you mean, it’s not ready yet?”

  66. i love you, octopus video! thanks, @holli!

  67. @sporkles

    at the frog, octopus and caterpillar level of CO, i believe we’re talking about the ur-cute.

  68. BStrange says:

    trinlayk: I do not recall ordering a fresh case of the giggles… 😛

  69. Lerrinus says:

    OMG that Kraken comment is cracken’ me up! 😆

  70. Lerrinus says:

    BStrange: I didn’t order a tea-soaked keyboard either! 😉

  71. Squee!!!! Teeny-tiny octo-blorp! 😀 Oodlet, Cthulhukin, Mini-Kraken, whatever you want to call him, he’s awesome!

  72. “I have come to conquer! All shall bow before my fearsome ….
    What? …

  73. Not to belabor the point, but can they breathe out of water???

    I would hate to see such micro-cephalo-qtness getting short of breath!!!

  74. BStrange says:

    Jerilyn: Captive octopi are notorious for escaping from their tanks, especially with arms like safecracking tools (the better to make clams sleep uneasily). Obviously, staying high and dry isn’t good, but as moist as that little guy looks to be, I’m sure he wasn’t out of the water long when the pic was taken. 🙂

  75. patrick says:

    thanks meg!

  76. Paunchie says:

    Most awesomely cute micro-octo! Seriously he makes a finger print look huge!

  77. What a tiny little Octobaby! So cute. (But yeah, he does look a little like a booger or a baby Cthulu)

  78. this is so cute: ] i love octopuses