A friend and I were looking for specimens for the Douglas Island Salmon Hatchery aquariums here in Juneau, Alaska. He is a biologist and is in charge of their aquariums. We took a small skiff to an island called Shelter Island. I have "pounded" around the tidal areas for 50 years but had never found any octopus before. He noticed crab shells around a large flat rock. He said there may be an octopus under this rock. He got on one end and I on the other end. He said on the count of three we will turn it over. We turned it over. I have never seen anything move so fast.The octopus was at his end one second and at my end the next. My friend didn't see where it had gone to. We caught it and it has been doing fine. We caught it last July. Its feeding well.From the tip of the tentacles to the head, its about 3 feet long. They sure are a cool animal. We are going to bring it back to the place we found it when we find a smaller one.