Inky Makes a Run for it!

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@jahunt (1391)
United States
April 13, 2016 8:37am CST
Inky the Octopus has apparently escaped a New Zealand aquarium. Get this, someone left his tank lid slightly ajar and in the middle of the night, he worked his way to the top of his cage, slithered down the side, across the floor and many believe he made it into a drainpipe that let out directly to the sea. Inky was originally brought to the aquarium after being caught by a local fisherman. Enjoy your well-earned freedom as you become the envy of escape artists and jail-break wannabes everywhere! Inky, we salute you!
An octopus has made a brazen escape from the national aquarium in New Zealand by breaking out of its tank, slithering down a 50m drain pipe and disappearing into the sea.
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@UncleJoe (9937)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
13 Apr 16
I read this in the news earlier. They claim that an octopus is one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. I can't say that's true because I have never personally spoken to one.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Lol! Me either! When you do, come back and tell us what they say!
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Apr 16
Lol @UncleJoe have read the same, im sure not looking forward to see 1 soon,they look scary
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@puddleglum (1418)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Who says they don't have backbones? I'd say that was a pretty gutsy escape.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
I agree! That took guts!
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@akalinus (15720)
• United States
14 Apr 16
I liked it. If octopi have guts, he had a lot of them.
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• United States
14 Apr 16
@akalinus Brains and guts... he'll go far.
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@jaboUK (53922)
• United Kingdom
14 Apr 16
Good for Inky - he must have found it very confining to be in an aquarium,
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
14 Apr 16
I would think so! I hope he is now swimming happily in the sea!
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@kellyr634 (423)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Doesn't this sound like a scene from Finding Nemo?
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Haha! Yes, it sure does! Hey, it's great to find you hear my fellow Louisiana buddy!
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
14 Apr 16
I would give him a high five, but that would really suck. LOL
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
14 Apr 16
@RussTeed I don't think you have enough hands! Lol!
@akalinus (15720)
• United States
14 Apr 16
You made me laugh again.
@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
14 Apr 16
@jahunt Can you, and six other friends give me a hand?
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Apr 16
What an ugly creature.They say octopuses are very intelligent, l still dont see myself having one as a pet or for my English lessons lol
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
I have heard that as well. They certainly are very interesting!
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Apr 16
@jahunt Looks like something in a horror movie
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
@miniam I agree. They are quite scary looking. I certainly wouldn't want to run into one!
@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
13 Apr 16
Finding Inky.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Haha! Yes, this is destine to become a movie!
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
13 Apr 16
@jahunt That would be nice.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
@LdeL0318 Lol! I would go see it!
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@toniganzon (49914)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
Inky is so smart!
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
14 Apr 16
She/he is! Are octopuses male or female? Hmm... I don't know! LOL!
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@toniganzon (49914)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
@jahunt safer to use IT instead hahahaha!
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
14 Apr 16
@toniganzon lol! I think you are right!
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 Apr 16
They are super smart creatures, its very impressive. Go him though finally free out of captivity
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
14 Apr 16
Yes, they must be! It seems this took some planning or maybe it's just instinct. I'm not sure.
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 Apr 16
@jahunt I did a report on them in tech school and learned a lot. They are very smart and super strong you would be amazed at the things that they can do
@Talknpen (1822)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Hi Janet. I think that is something else. Those sneaky little devils are absolutely amazing. I hope he goes back to where he calls home FREEEEEDOM!
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
I hope so too. If he fought that hard for it, he deserves to be free!
@Talknpen (1822)
• United States
13 Apr 16
@jahunt Yes he does. Definitely, a sea creature that fought for his freedom and won.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
13 Apr 16
Go, Inky, go!
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Lol! This was a fun story! I'm actually glad he got away!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
14 Apr 16
@jahunt Yeah has long has he can survive in the "wild."
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
13 Apr 16
It seems odd to think of an octopus on land, although I am aware that they can survive well on land.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
I am thinking that he probably found his way back to the water. At least I hope so!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
14 Apr 16
@jahunt He would have to head for water.
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@KristenH (24052)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
13 Apr 16
Now that's something you don't hear everyday.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
I found it to be a refreshing and fun story with all the serious stuff you hear on the news!
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@KristenH (24052)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
14 Apr 16
@jahunt I agree. Inky the escape artist....
• United States
13 Apr 16
Maybe he went back home, good for him.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Maybe he is swimming in the ocean now with his family!
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@JohnRoberts (56826)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Apr 16
Inky is smarter than the average octopus!
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Apr 16
Absolutely! I loved that cartoon by the way!
@Ruby3881 (2012)
• Canada
14 Apr 16
I guess you just can't keep a wild thing caged!
• United States
14 Apr 16
I wonder whether or not Inky bribed the guard to get the lid left partially ajar.
@akalinus (15720)
• United States
14 Apr 16
Wild and free. Go Inky! Congrats on your freedom.