Valentine's day octopus mating event canceled due to threat of cannibalism

Valentine's Day Octopus Mating Event Canceled Due To Threat Of Cannibalism
Valentine's Day Octopus Mating Event Canceled Due To Threat Of Cannibalism

People celebrate Valentine's Day in many ways, but those planning to attend the Seattle Aquarium's annual c event had to pursue alternative plans.

This year's public viewing of cephalopod love was canceled due to a threat of cannibalism among the sea animals, reports KOMO.

See photos of octopus mating below:



Kong, the 70-pound male slated to be involved, was deemed a potential danger to the female candidates as he outweighed each of them by roughly double.

Aquarium staff was concerned he may eat whichever one was chosen.

As Kong is an inappropriate partner for any of the facility's 8-armed ladies, plans were made to send him back to the waters of the Puget Sound on Monday.

Threat of cannibalism aside, mating is a death sentence for octopuses, as they perish shortly after.

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