Digging Into The Mysterious Mind Of The Octopus With Sy Montgomery

Nov 6, 2012

Octopus (Muusoctopus canthylus)
Octopus (Muusoctopus canthylus)
Credit Flickr Photo/neptunecanada

Science writer Sy Montgomery has been described by The Boston Globe as  part Indiana Jones and  part Emily Dickinson. While researching the books, films and articles she produces, Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica. She has also worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba and handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana.

For Montgomery, there is nothing more mysterious than trying to get into the mind of an animal, particularly the mind of an octopus.  She talked with Wisconsin Public Radio's Jim Fleming, and told him why.

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