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Wed Apr 13, 2016, 07:46 PM

Inky pulls a 'Nemo' [View all]

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