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One of the last places one would find an octopus: on top of a mountain!

By Shane Graber - Posted Jul 05, 2013 11:00 AM
In a recent trash pickup, volunteers found the carcass of an octopus on top of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike in Cumbria.
One of the last places one would find an octopus: on top of a mountain!

The octopus on Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain at 3,209ft (978m)

43 year old Dave Ascough from Stockport found the cephalopod while leading a recent trash pickup on the mountain. The octopus measured 8 inches in length and was found 33 feet from the summit.

David stated "My first reaction was that someone might have carried it up there, but it's quite possible a bird could have brought it up there."

Not much else is known as to how the octopus found its way to the summit. It is certain, however, that it did not climb up there itself.

(Via BBC)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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