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Surprise! This mollusk is a mom.

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    Terrance is Cal Clifford’s pet octopus. Terrance turned out to be a girl. She laid 50 eggs. (Cameron Clifford via AP)
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    Cameron Clifford holds his son, Cal. Cal’s brother, Lyle, is in his mom’s arms. Her name is Kari. They live in Edmond, Oklahoma. (Cameron Clifford via AP)
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    Mr. Clifford set up a water tank for Terrance the octopus. (Cameron Clifford via AP)
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    Each baby octopus had to have its own container. (Cameron Clifford via AP)
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Cal is 9.  He wanted a pet.  Not just any pet would do.  He wanted an octopus.  His parents bought him one.

One turned into many.  Cal’s new pet had eggs.  They hatched!

Pray: Thank God for the gift of new life. Octopuses do not often have babies in tanks.

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Cal Clifford loves octopuses. He asked for one at every holiday since he was two. His dad set up an aquarium at their home in Edmond, Oklahoma. It was perfect for Terrance, the California two-spot octopus. Then Terrance laid eggs. Terrance was a girl! No problem. The eggs should not have babies in them. Surprise! One little, two little, 50 little octopuses hatched. Mr. Clifford asked aquariums and researchers if they wanted some of their extra pets.

God made heaven and Earth, “the sea, and all that is in them.” (Psalm 146:6)