Thought you guys might be interested in the following e-mail and photos I received a few days ago - some people have all the luck! :) "Hi Kat, "My name is Alex Sasonoff, I discovered [a large] squid on the beach of Puget Sound near Three Tree Point. The body length was about 7 feet and the tentacles another 2 feet beyond the head. I tried to lift it further up the beach but it must have weighed over 200 pounds and I could not budge it. When I pulled on it at the opposite end of the tentacles, it let out a jet of water from a port near its head. The skin where I grabbed it was rather smooth and slimy making it impossible to get a good grip. The color was a rusty orange to light amber. The tentacles appeared to have been bitten off. One was still partially attached. The tentacles that were left extended about two feet beyond its head. It smelled very bad. I ran home to get a camera but found it was gone. I talked to my neighbor, Jim Newsom who said he had also seen it and took photographs. "Jim said he tried also to move it further up the beach with an oar. When he started to pry along with the oar, all the tentacles started to move. At this point he discovered that it was still alive. He then pushed and pried it out about 15 feet and it was there that it took off with a whoosh. Alex Sasonoff" Attached are Jim Newsom's photographs. So, guys, anyone want to guess what it is?