‘Inky’ the octopus reported to have fled to freedom down a pipe that leads to the sea from its enclosure through an open lid.
Rob Yarrell, national manager of the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, said: “Octopuses are famous escape artists.”
“But Inky really tested the waters here. I don’t think he was unhappy with us, or lonely, as octopus are solitary creatures”. “There’s always a chance Inky could come home to us.” he added
One theory is that Inky slid across the aquarium floor – a journey of three or four metres – and then, sensing freedom was at hand, into a drainpipe that lead directly to the sea.
The drainpipe was 50 metres long, and opened on to the waters of Hawke’s Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
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Source: The Guardian