Octopus caught lurking inside of a shell

OCTOPUS IN SHELL

Feeling shy? An pair of octopuses were caught hiding in a discarded shell.

PIC BY PAUL ROSENBLUM/CATERS NEWS - The octopus gets into the shell.

PIC BY PAUL ROSENBLUM/CATERS NEWS – The octopus gets into the shell.

The eight-legged molluscs were spotted on two separate dives in Indonesia by retired software designer Paul Rosenblum.

The 52-year-old, from California, says octopus love hiding in shells and usually prefer coconut husks.

PIC BY PAUL ROSENBLUM/CATERS NEWS - The octopus sits on top of a shell.

PIC BY PAUL ROSENBLUM/CATERS NEWS – The octopus sits on top of a shell.

He said: “If you spot an octopus and offer it a shell, depending on its living situation and mood, it may take it and move from its old container to your offered shell.

PIC BY PAUL ROSENBLUM/CATERS NEWS - The octopus in its shell.

PIC BY PAUL ROSENBLUM/CATERS NEWS – The octopus in its shell.

“But you better bring a good shell — they’re picky.

“If they don’t like what you’ve offered, they may toss it aside and stay hunkered down in their current dwelling.”