INKY THE OCTOPUS LIVED WITH another octopus in New Zealand’s National Aquarium, and it seems Inky wasn’t too pleased with his living situation. When maintenance workers failed to totally close off Inky’s enclosure, he climbed out of the tank, made his way across the floor, and squeezed through a six-inch drain to escape out to sea.
This happened three months ago, but the New Zealand aquarium released details of the escape just this week, saying their investigation wasn’t difficult, as Inky left sucker marks all across the floor to the drain. Inky had been caught two years back by fishermen, and had been hurt in the process. He was moved to the aquarium, but after he recovered, he apparently got bored.