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    05-05-2013, 03:39 PM
pacific northwest tree octopus...

Just read about it in national geographic and tried to find more info on it from the internet; but, it was hard to find anything from natgeo on the net. All I can say is wow... learn something new everyday...

Anyone have any first hand experience or information?

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    05-05-2013, 04:08 PM
I used to see them from time to time in the old growth forests when I was a kid. Now that I am 55, I haven't seen a one in years. I fear they are near extinction. I am amazed they got such a good photo of one in that article.
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    05-05-2013, 04:40 PM
This is a hoax that keeps making the internet rounds.
    05-05-2013, 05:00 PM
Looks like photoshop to me! And if its not photoshop.....I live in Washington and will now live my life in complete fear.
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    05-05-2013, 05:15 PM
Green Broke
^^ me too!! But tiny said she saw them when she was a kid,,,,
    05-05-2013, 05:28 PM
I think Tiny is playing the gullible game
    05-05-2013, 05:47 PM

I too can remember when I was out west visiting about 45 years ago, my friends and I caught quite a few of them, they like to hang out with Snipes, which are easy to catch

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    05-06-2013, 03:54 PM
I do not think this is a hoax... I believe national geographic would not publish an article without checking their facts first.

Thanks so much tiny and southertrails I really appreciate sharing that you actually have seen these things before. My dad is going to be very excited to hear that they do indeed exist. LOL

According to natgeo, they're trying to stop all of the current logging that is happening on the pacific northwest coast. Apparently, the breeding population on these octopi is at critically low levels and are trying to be put on the endangered species list. From what little information there is about them, they are believed to live primarily in the sea but, go to the trees to mate.
    05-06-2013, 05:53 PM
Green Broke
I think you should start a campaign and fundraiser.
    05-06-2013, 07:09 PM
Pacific Northwest tree octopus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Endangered tree octopus proves students believe everything they read on Internet | Mail Online

‘Tree octopus’ is latest evidence the internet is making kids dumb, says group

I can keep doing this all day.

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