Just like out of science fiction movie, I was climbing just south of seattle and while advancing my rope I snag one of these guys with my throwball, he held on to it and I got so scared that I dropped my throwline. I then went down to the ground and my throwline and weight was gone. Anyone else ever come across this type of thing in the tree?
Mighty kind of you to solve a problem I encountered. There has been more than one occasion where I have lost a throw bag in one of the Northwest tall trees. This is a plausable explanation of where things can go high in the crown of a tree. I did not get a positive species identification however. Many of my high throws are at such height in tight branch cover can render visual sightings impossible. A couple of my lines returned slimey however (minus weight). A banana slug or octupus? This I am not certain of.
My business partner, the one and only Alice Lou Cornshucker, patron goddess of recreational and research tree climbers everywhere, is offering a $5 bounty on each tree octopus.
"I done got the right recipes for them things," Alice Lou said. "First there's ceviche con octopus arbol, and then there's tree octopus au gratin, and finally I done come up with grilled Pacific tree octopus."
She said all Pacific tree octopuses should be shipped on ice by UPS or FedEx to the following address: Alice Lou's Fine Breakfast Emporium and Chainsaw Repair Shoppe, 111 North Bypass Highway, Hockalugie, Mississippi USA.