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Octopus sneaks out of aquarium tank, crawls across floor, escapes down pipe, makes it to the ocean

picture by NATIONAL AQUARIUM OF NEW ZEALAND VIA CNN NEWSOURCE picture by NATIONAL AQUARIUM OF NEW ZEALAND VIA CNN NEWSOURCE

National Aquarium of New Zealand via CNN Newsource - 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 down a sea-water runoff pipe to Hawke's Bay, and on to freedom.

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

An all-points-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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