Wood marine sculpture of Ollie the Octopus
Octopus can squeeze themselves through the smallest spaces and are very intelligent. The spaces they can squeeze into are limited by the size of their beak or mouth, which isn’t very big. They’re known to recognize and respond to specific people and learn how to open jars to get at especially tasty treats. Unfortunately, they’re also very curious. Ollie had the misfortune to get curious about a Wizard who lived not far from his home and squeezed through some pipes to take a look around.
The Wizard wasn’t happy about Ollie’s squeezing through pipes and into his home. He also wasn’t a very nice Wizard. He trapped Ollie in a tank with a locking lid and thought long and hard about what he was going to do with this pesky octopus. As he was feeding wood to his fire one day, he had a brilliant idea — he’d trap this creature in a block of wood! The Wizard hunted through his woodpile and found a block of cedar just a bit bigger than Ollie when he was all curled up. The octopus wasn’t going to like this! Gleefully, the Wizard cast a spell merging Ollie with the wood and trapping him inside and then flung the piece of wood into the forest.
Though Ollie tried everything—pushing and pulling and curling his tentacles—he just couldn’t get back out. Luckily, I found the block of wood and, with guidance from Ollie, was able to cut away the excess wood, so that he could at least look at the world around him. The Wizard did leave a way for Ollie to once again become a squishy octopus, but no one has figured out what that is. A close eye has to be kept on Ollie, because one day he will find his way out of the wood and be off to explore whatever next catches his fancy.
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