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Pacific Northwest tree octopuses

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Natural Mysteries Explored: Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

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The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

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The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

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Tree Octopus Attack!

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We Found a Tree Octopus - Expedition Octopus (Brave Wilderness Parody)

The Pacific Northwest tree octopus is an Internet hoax created in 1998 by Lyle Zapato. This fictitious endangered species of cephalopod was given the Latin name "Octopus paxarbolis". It was purportedly able to live both on land and in water, and was said to live in the Olympic National Forest and nearby rivers, spawning in water where its eggs are laid. Its major predator was said to be the Sasquatch. The Pacific Northwest tree octopus website is among a number of sites commonly used in Internet literacy classes in schools, although it was not created for that purpose.
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