Octopus escapes from aquarium, makes way to bay

Courtesy of CBS

NEW ZEALAND – He’s not exactly on the run, but an octopus has escaped from a New Zealand aquarium.

The manager of the National Aquarium of New Zealand says Inky the octopus found a weak spot in his tank and got away. The smart sea animal squeezed out of a small gap at the top of his tank, slithered across the floor of the aquarium and then went down a seawater runoff pipe to Hawke’s Bay. From there he went on to freedom.

Octopus are known to be very intelligent and curious, and and like to push boundaries.

A bulletin will not be put out for the escaped invertebrate. Officials expect Inky is most likely roaming the sea floor, back in his natural habitat.

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