Octopus breaks out of New Zealand aquarium, remains at large

Octopus Breaks Out Of New Zealand Aquarium, Remains At Large
Octopus Breaks Out Of New Zealand Aquarium, Remains At Large

Octopuses have long been the subjects of lore and legends that describe them as being aggressive and formidable forces of the sea.

It appears they're also very good at the art of escaping.

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An octopus named Inky successfully fled from the National Aquarium in New Zealand.

Based on some octopus tracks found at the scene, staffers believe the creature slipped through a small opening at the top of the tank, moved across the floor, and headed down a drainpipe.

Thankfully, the pipe lets out into the ocean, so there's a very good chance that's where the animal is now.

The masterful breakout occurred roughly 3 months ago but was only recently made public.

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