Wisconsin high school has octopus as class pet

CRIVITZ, Wis. -- Most schools have a hamster or guinea pig as a class pet, but one marine biology class actually has an octopus in their classroom.

It's name is Nautilus and they call it Nauty for short. The teacher brought the creature to campus to get students to actively learn about marine biology.

"They're friendly, they're intelligent, they actually enjoy human interaction, look at the way he moves, the way he functions, the unique structures of his anatomy, the little suckers, I mean that literally. I could sit and watch this guy for hours," said Paul Matty, Crivitz High School Science Teacher.

The students say Nauty loves eating squid and shrimp and they keep his 100-gallon salt water tank at a cool 68 degrees.

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