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    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...aland-aquarium

    An octopus has made a brazen escape from the national aquarium in New Zealand by breaking out of its tank, slithering down a 50-metre drainpipe and disappearing into the sea.

    In scenes reminiscent of Finding Nemo, Inky – a common New Zealand octopus – made his dash for freedom after the lid of his tank was accidentally left slightly ajar.
    Cephalopods are amazing, they're so intelligent. I can't even eat octopus anymore. They're known to board fishing boats and break into the hold to eat the tasty crabs inside. They have demonstrated amazing problem-solving skills, they use tools and build shelters for themselves.

    My favourite cephalopod is the cuttlefish, which can change colour, shape and hypnotises its prey.

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    It put a smile on my face.
    Good for him!
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    This piece made me laugh so much when I read it this morning, and the comments are just as good. A 'surprise octopus' is an awesome beast.
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    Good on it
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    An octopod Kiwi called Inky
    Caused his captors concern and to think he
    Had scuttled away
    To seek better prey
    When really he’d nipped out for a drinky.
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    Incredible! I remember reading about an octopus who would turn the light off in his tank by squirting water at it.
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    Don't you just feel sorry for Blotchy? How many hours of octopus-one-upmanship must he have endured in that tank? I bet Inky was a bit of a braggart, always going on about how he was the one with the 'personality'. I'd look very carefully at Blotchy this morning to see if he was looking just a bit sleeker and plumper than usual...
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    so farewell Inky
    you cunning Kiwi mollusc
    kia waimarie
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    Obviously Inky was horrified by the increasing Auckland property prices
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Don't you just feel sorry for Blotchy? How many hours of octopus-one-upmanship must he have endured in that tank? I bet Inky was a bit of a braggart, always going on about how he was the one with the 'personality'. I'd look very carefully at Blotchy this morning to see if he was looking just a bit sleeker and plumper than usual...
    Accused of nefarious deeds,
    Blotchy’s pure as the driven, “I needs
    To find a safe space
    From where I can face
    My accusers, those rascals“, he pleads.
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    Could barely survive, life in the tank
    Unhappy with his lot, his hope had sank
    Poor Inky he thought, I have no hope
    Gone is my life, like water in soap

    So off he sped, and slithered away
    Leaving only a note, that had this to say
    Badly scribbled it was, his tentacles couldn't hold the pen
    "you idiots, Im going back home then."
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    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    Obviously Inky was horrified by the increasing Auckland property prices
    One does wonder at his motivation for legging it.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Accused of nefarious deeds,
    Blotchy’s pure as the driven, “I needs
    To find a safe space
    From where I can face
    My accusers, those rascals“, he pleads.
    I bet it was awful, listening to Inky going on about his deeds of derring-do. Which of us could blame him?

    One-upoctopusship?
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    Incredible! I remember reading about an octopus who would turn the light off in his tank by squirting water at it.
    They're born problem-solvers. This video here has an octopus opening up a glass jar to get at the crab inside. They're so clever. And they have such soulful eyes; it's really incredible for invertebrates

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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    I bet it was awful, listening to Inky going on about his deeds of herring-do. Which of us could blame him?

    One-upoctopusship?
    perhaps Inky sneaked off to the cinema to see:

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    (Original post by the bear)
    perhaps Inky sneaked off to the cinema to see:
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    He could have directed, produced and starred in it himself singletentacledly
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    I bet it was awful, listening to Inky going on about his deeds of derring-do. Which of us could blame him?

    One-upoctopusship?
    I suspect octopus tricks are a dime a dozen, it'd be hard to get one up. Look at this amazing shapeshifting octopus (I think they can pretty much all do that, change shape and colour)

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    (Original post by BeastOfSyracuse)
    They're born problem-solvers. This video here has an octopus opening up a glass jar to get at the crab inside. They're so clever. And they have such soulful eyes; it's really incredible for invertebrates
    Said a crab while at peace in a jar,
    “I’m glad that the distance is far,
    And this strange glassy house
    Is safe from the nouse
    Of that hungry and bad octop … aarrgghh!"
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    He could have directed, produced and starred in it himself singletentacledly
    maybe he went to a punk concert with his mate....

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    SQUID VICIOUS


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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Said a crab while at peace in a jar,
    “I’m glad that the distance is far,
    And this strange glassy house
    Is safe from the nouse
    Of that hungry and bad octop … aarrgghh!"
    :lol: Brilliant!
 
 
 
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