Octopus looking creature in Kaskaskia River

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Octopus looking creature in Kaskaskia River

IL Fish and wildlife were called to Carlyle Lake Dam to the report of an angler catching an Octopus looking creature. Illinois fish and wildlife officer Blaine Thompson arrived to the dam area and confirmed pictures taken are of some unknown creature but would not say more. The creature broke the fishing line because it was to heavy to pull ashore. A picture was taken by another fisherman next to him. By several witness description of the "creature" everyone believes it to be an Octopus, and not a young one. Knowing Octopuses can only live is salt oceanic water it would be next to impossible for it to actually be one say Illinois Fish & Wildlife. The creature has raised much speculation, so fish and wildlife officers are in a scramble to find out for sure what it is. Watch your children swimming off the shoreline with extra caution as the Fourth of July festivities but no danger is believed to be present. Please if you see any of these "creatures" don't attempt to catch. Call your local Fish and Wildlife office and report. Thanks for your cooperation and have a safe holiday weekend.

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