Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

image You will find the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus high in the trees of Washington State's Olympic National Forest. They spend their early lives in the water of Puget Sound, but as they mature they move upwards, adopting an arboreal existence. They use their eight arms to swing from branch to branch, as well as to grab small prey such as insects and frogs. During their mating season they return to the water, but soon after resume their life in the forest.

The tree octopus population is under great pressure from the encroachments of the modern world: logging, roads, pollution, and overhunting by trappers eager to sell the octopuses as ornamental decorations for hats. As a result, the species is close to extinction. The Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus organization has long been attempting to raise awareness of this animal and its plight. They urge concerned citizens to write to their congressional representative about this problem.

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What convinced you?

I'm convinced it's real, i mean Greenpeas are involved in the support

See that? Greenpeas are involved.

It must be real. The site looks really convincing and don't forget, Greenpeas are supporting it...

Thats right


You look, but you don't see
Posted by Raymund Smith  on  Tue Oct 16, 2007  at  08:25 PM
k, what exactly is the point of this? other than exposing/confusing gullible people (which i guess is a good thing, they probably need help to find reallity) but what the heck is the point? someone has an overactive imagination (i think they need to write stories or something, they might really sell.) so meh. GROW UP PEOPLE (i'm not wasting my time on here, it's some crappy english project on Reliable Web Resources) haha.
Posted by katy  on  Mon Oct 22, 2007  at  04:41 PM
this creature looks like a octopus but has bones and musles like anphbeins. Direct from the C.S.I.
Posted by shh...  on  Thu Nov 08, 2007  at  09:07 PM, that's not really convincing, if it was greenpeace, then i might think about it
Posted by katy  on  Thu Nov 08, 2007  at  09:54 PM
Wow Katy, Really?

Did you work that out yourself?

Still looking but not seeing



I'll hazard a guess that you are all american

Would i be right? I think i mite be
Posted by Raymy Smith  on  Fri Nov 09, 2007  at  05:55 AM
and "anphbeins"???????

the world superpower in action here

No. Please.
Impart your ideas of freedom and democracy upon us.
No really.
Please. Delight us with pearls of wisdom far beyond your children's years
Posted by Raymy  on  Fri Nov 09, 2007  at  10:22 PM
... You have to be kidding me. People in their right minds know that there is no such thing as a "Tree Octopus". It's a hoax and since it is on this webiste, you know its a hoax. In case you haven't read webiste URL it says:

... I think it would rather obvious that it AINT REAL!
Posted by Grace  on  Mon Nov 12, 2007  at  04:17 PM
Swinging in the trees
with eight legs
not a monkey or a bird
it's an octopus
Oh My
Posted by Grace  on  Sun Nov 25, 2007  at  09:50 PM
who saw me on tv. so exciting. hi u other graces. Ausralia is awsum. i went there one time cya :cheese:
Posted by grace  on  Sun Dec 02, 2007  at  09:07 PM
Posted by Sparten 117  on  Tue Dec 04, 2007  at  04:52 PM
;-P didn't you guys notice if u click on it says internet explorer cannot display the webpage? and also cascadia isn't a real place!
Posted by Bob  on  Wed Dec 12, 2007  at  04:01 PM
ok serously there is no such thing as pacific northwest tree octupus octopuses dont live in trees (duh!) like if there was a northwestern tree octopus it would've live like a million years ago pshyeah!
Posted by emma  on  Wed Jan 16, 2008  at  09:17 AM
Do u think this is real 😊
Posted by affect  on  Thu Jan 17, 2008  at  11:01 AM
:exclaim: OMG i cant understand how you believe this bullshit obviously woever believes this is an asshole. the pictures are digitally made and the color of the octopus stands out no camoflauge and its only predator?? the sasquach who can believe that??? :exclaim:
Posted by thisisshit  on  Thu Jan 31, 2008  at  09:18 PM
Yah i totally beli- NO! Wait i think that is i- NO!!!!!!!!! WHY WOULD YOU BELIEVE IN AN OCTOPUS THAT LIVES IN A TREE????? Our teacher showed this to us, for the pure reasoning that some websites can be totally WRONG!!!!!!!!! I WOULDN'T BELIEVE THIS IF IT WAS TOLD TO ME PERSONALLY!!!!!!!!!! I AM DISGUSTED.
Posted by blookazoo  on  Mon Feb 04, 2008  at  05:27 PM
you people are idiots to belive it they used photoshop or something. the octopus would die if you go a rain forest and look for it not my fault
Posted by monkey  on  Wed Feb 06, 2008  at  10:03 AM
a tree octopus is not real it is a same don`t belive this stuff
Posted by bob  on  Fri Feb 22, 2008  at  09:20 AM
what is this stupid stuff.nobody will beleive this.yall got fake stuff dumb head!!!!!!!!!
Posted by charde  on  Sat Mar 08, 2008  at  08:22 PM
that is defenetly
i dont believe
Posted by melnani  on  Mon Mar 17, 2008  at  11:57 AM
:-/ The person who took the time to do that and made that website must've been bored OuT oF hIs MiNd!
Posted by Person  on  Wed Mar 19, 2008  at  11:32 AM
OK, this is very false. I live in the northwest in WA and theres no such thing. One of my teachers was in a meeting with other teachers in the east of the USA and some kid did an animal report on this!! o___o How stupid are some people, to believe this. The site that did this also listed the Rock Ness Monster, the Mountain Warlus... talk about being on crack! How would people in the east of the northwest like it if we made some weird animal and said it was real. This has damaged my life because people always ask me, "is the tree octopus real?" or "Where can we find the rare tree octopus?".
Posted by thetruthful  on  Wed Mar 19, 2008  at  05:06 PM
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