I was zooming through TweetDeck and came across this fantastic Dumbo Octopus (Opisthoteuthis Agassiz) on The Featured Creature’s Twitter. Are those…FEET hanging down there?


What. In. The. World.

Without a doubt, this little maniac deserves his/her own Rule. We’ve had them on C.O. for EIGHT years! And so, from this moment on, so it shall be. Sealing wax, if you please!!



  1. Thanks for the pic, I Love it! It makes so happy!

  2. Oh, Brinke! That is such an adorable rule! And Dumbo Octopus is super cute!!

  3. Here here, anything Dumbo is indeed cute be it ratopus or octopus, imho.

  4. Robert says:

    It’s Pearl! Who’s technically a flapjack octopus, but I can see a lot of influence in the design with this cutie as well. Are they the same species?

  5. OMG it’s soooo true! I had a dumbo rat and she was the cutest thing ever ( especially with her big dumbo ears!) B-)

  6. grytlappar says:

    Omg what a sweetheart.

  7. tobiahbarneylovesmath says:

    Holy crap.

  8. Victoria, Mom to 5 Rats (and Two Orange Kittehs) says:

    My old lady rat Lolli has known about this rule for a long time.

  9. JenDeyan says:

    It’s so teeny!

  10. Robert – I think you’re discovered Rule 94A – if your name has “flapjack” in it, that’s also cute!

  11. murkle46 says:

    Do you see a bunny or a parakeet?

  12. murkle46 says:

    “Top photo,not vid”

  13. Omgoodness @merkle46 That question might just break the internet. Like the blue dress question.
    I saw bunny until you mentioned parrot, now it’s a parrot.

  14. It looks like it would make zippy noises when it swims