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Inky the Octopus Escapes
By Joseph Tepper, April 18, 2016 @ 07:11 PM (EST)
Source: NPR


An octopus is on the lam(b).

Inky the octopus, a former resident of the National Aquarium of New Zealand, made a daring escape from his tank and is now roaming free somewhere in the local bay.

Seeing as the octopus was able to shut off security cameras, details of his escape are sparse. However, the staff believes Mr. Inky was able to squeeze through a slight gap in the tank, crawl over dry land to luge down a drainpipe for more than 160 feet before plopping in the bay.

His former tank mate, Blotchy, isn’t giving up many details either.

"He managed to make his way to one of the drain holes that go back to the ocean, and off he went," said Rob Yarrall, the aquarium’s manager. "Didn't even leave us a message."

To give you an idea of just how capable octopuses can be, here’s a video of one escaping from a sealed jar. With those skills we wouldn’t be surprised if Inky returns soon arm in arm (x8) with a lady friend.
 

 

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