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Wed Apr 13, 2016, 07:46 PM

Inky pulls a 'Nemo'

The great escape: Inky the octopus legs it to freedom from aquarium

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/13/the-great-escape-inky-the-octopus-legs-it-to-freedom-from-new-zealand-aquarium

“The staff and I have been pretty sad. But then, this is Inky, and he’s always been a bit of a surprise octopus.”

Reiss Jenkinson, exhibits keeper at the National Aquarium, said he was absolutely certain Inky was not “taken” or “stolen”.

“I understand the nature of octopus behaviour very well,” he said. “I have seen octopus on boats slip through bilge pumps. And the security here is too tight for anyone to take Inky, and why would they?”

Because octopuses have no bones they are able to fit into extremely small spaces, and have been filmed squeezing through gaps the size of coins. They are also understood to be extremely intelligent and capable of using tools.



Ah, on to freedom for Inky. There's fun video at the website of Inky's fellow octopuses escaping from various places along with pictures of Inky's escape route.

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suffragette Apr 2016 OP
KamaAina Apr 2016 #1
suffragette Apr 2016 #4
Thor_MN Apr 2016 #2
suffragette Apr 2016 #5
yourpaljoey Apr 2016 #3
suffragette Apr 2016 #6
yourpaljoey Apr 2016 #7
renate Apr 2016 #8
suffragette Apr 2016 #9

Response to suffragette (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 07:49 PM

1. Watch your back, Spider-Man!

 

Doc Oc is on the loose!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 07:54 PM

4. :)

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 07:50 PM

2. More Shawshank, to me.

 

I must admit I didn't think much of Inky first time I laid eyes on him; looked like a stiff breeze would blow him over. That was my first impression.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 08:04 PM

5. Hmm, maybe he had a poster of Hazel up on the wall to hide his crafty escape plan?

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 07:52 PM

3. Yeeah Inky! A feel-good story about the one that got away :)

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Response to yourpaljoey (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 08:47 PM

6. Off to seas unknown!

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Response to suffragette (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 11:31 PM

7. Please take me!!!!!!

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 02:01 AM

8. what a cute headline!

"... legs it to freedom" I haven't seen that phrase since the last time I read a Jeeves and Wooster book!

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Response to renate (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 02:05 AM

9. I haven't read any Wodehouse in a long time

You're right, it's like something from one of his novels - quite the escapade!

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