England · Newspaper clippings

The Illustrated Police News: attacking octopus

October 17, 1896
The Illustrated Police News publishes a story about a group of bathing ladies being attacked by an octopus

The story accompanying the illustration relates an account of bathers in America being grabbed by an octopus, an animal which the artist of the illustration had apparently never seen. The startled women screamed, alarming others on the beach who came to their aid while the octopus continued on its journey.

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