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.