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  • I read about this here. (Actually, here first.)

    My favorite part: "The possibility of Pacific Northwest tree octopus extinction is not an unwarranted fear. Other tree octopus species -- including the Douglas octopus and the red-ringed madrona sucker -- were once abundant throughout the Cascadia region, but have since gone extinct because of threats similar to those faced by paxarbolis, as well as overharvesting by the now-illegal tree octopus trade."

    July 29, 2008

  • Oh, that's classic. And kind of sad.

    July 30, 2008

  • It's just ... I don't know, this stuff makes my life go out of shape. Octopus should just not be in trees. It's like, uhh, scaly amphibious koalas or something.

    Is it possible the red-ringed madrona sucker became extinct through embarrassment?

    July 30, 2008

  • Ahaha, I concur. Octopus should just not be in trees pretty much sums it up. Tree-crawling octopi (octopuses? octopodes?) are just creepy.

    July 30, 2008

  • And the picture on c_b's link is just whacko. The poor spifflicated cephalopod looks like it was just flung up a tree by some shortsighted surrogate cupcake thrower.

    July 30, 2008

  • Mia, octopodes is correct - at least etymologically...

    I want to adopt a tree octopus.

    July 30, 2008

  • Gee. Attack butterfly didn't get nearly this kind of traffic. Neither did viscous sheep.

    July 30, 2008

  • I'm embarassed to admit that I read, in horror, for quite a while before I, um, got it...*facepalm*

    July 30, 2008

  • I think that's probably true of most people, dontcry. :) At least you didn't have to hork over it! Aren't they cute?

    July 30, 2008

  • Cute? Well, maybe to another tree octopus...

    August 1, 2008