Deadly Eight-armed Wonders

Being a lover of science and nature I always relish doing research about unique flora and fauna for assigned illustration projects. More often than not, I dig up some amazing information. Recently, while working on a book project about how octopuses eat, I found out that these graceful and intelligent creatures have a deadly secret.

According to a story posted on National Geographic News, an Australian study found evidence that "all octopuses, cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous."  The venom helps corrode shells and weaken the prey of these cephalopods.

However, while all octopuses appear to be poisonous, only the blue-ringed octopus is dangerous to humans. Seems these tiny little creatures can kill you rather quickly if they bite you or if you try to bite them for dinner.