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Octopus found at the top of a mountain

Posted on Wednesday, 3 July, 2013 | Comment icon 42 comments | News tip by: skookum

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Mountain climbers in England discovered something rather unexpected at the top of Scafell Pike.

Known for being the tallest mountain in England, climbers who reach the summit of Scafell Pike are used to being treated to fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and a firm sense of accomplishment. On this occasion however, mountain walk leader Dave Ascough came across something else entirely - the body of an octopus located about 33m from the top.

"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," he said. While littering is a problem in the area it doesn't quite explain why someone would have climbed a mountain with an octopus and then left it there.

"The body of an octopus has been found during a litter pick near the top of England's highest mountain."

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Comment icon #33 Posted by Mindscanner on 4 July, 2013, 21:13
wow that reminded me of the story of a farmer in Indonesia who lived in the mountain and found a huge sea water fish on the top of mountain. It happened 1978 and still to this days keep me baffled. The fish apparently heavier than the man who found it. If it was carried by people, then why didn't they just cooked it up instead of left it there?
Comment icon #34 Posted by freetoroam on 4 July, 2013, 21:22
Yeah, but mens are I hear.
Comment icon #35 Posted by justcalmebubba on 5 July, 2013, 14:35
lol "not me" was getting kinky with"dont know" up on top of the mountain or maybe some ones ink pen needed reinked?
Comment icon #36 Posted by hatakah on 7 July, 2013, 1:05
Article doesn't say exactly when this was found. Could this not have been picked up by that big a$$ waterspout in the South of France last month and deposited there? That thing might have left "artifacts" all across Europe...
Comment icon #37 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 7 July, 2013, 9:27
No, the winds have been light, though there was strong winds not too long ago, strong, but not that strong
Comment icon #38 Posted by soulpowertothenthdegree on 8 July, 2013, 14:09
Considering the Earth is 4 billion years old and they really have no idea about the geology of any period of time other than speculation, it is not a surprise to me.
Comment icon #39 Posted by kannin on 8 July, 2013, 23:21
imagine that walking down a nature trail, then BAM OCTOPUS IN THE FACE would that not blow your mind?
Comment icon #40 Posted by danielost on 8 July, 2013, 23:45
If it was a water spout, when it land it would be a tornado. Don't about england, but here in the usa tornados always make the news.
Comment icon #41 Posted by kannin on 8 July, 2013, 23:48
Comment icon #42 Posted by psyche101 on 9 July, 2013, 7:10
Good call , was Everest not enough of a wake up call?

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