Green Country lake-goer finds octopus in Grand Lake

By: Greg Brown


MAYES COUNTY, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Officials confirm someone found an octopus in Grand Lake.
  • The find came Sunday on the heels of area storms that left extensive damage.
  • Officials say they were able to explain why the sea creature was in the lake.


Many have heard of a mysterious octopus lurking in Oklahoma lakes, but few can claim to have actually seen such a creature in area waters.

Officials confirmed Wednesday that a local lake-goer, however, found an octopus in Oklahoma’s Grand Lake.

Sunday, as much of Green Country cleaned up from storm damage, lake officials opened an investigation of their own after they received a call concerning the eight-legged sea creature in Mayes County.

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According to the Grand River Dam Authority, though, the octopus was part of a seafood buffet at the nearby Yacht Club.

Someone reportedly threw it into the water as part of a joke, where the lake-goer later spotted it.

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