Free El Chap-topus
This story is literally every animal-escaping cartoon movie ever. Finding Nemo, Madagascar, Dr. Doolittle.
And now featuring, Inky the Octopus from the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
This escape artist managed to crawl out from his tank, haul ass to a 164-foot drain pipe the size of a quarter and slide right back into the ocean.
WHY IS THIS OCTOPUS SMARTER THAN ME
Even the master minds behind El Chapo’s prison breaks could never amount to this sneaky sea creature.
Apparently Inky, who is known for his mischievousness, was plotting against the staff for his revenge to freedom when one night a maintenance worker left the lid open just small enough that he could slide out and make his grand escape.
You can’t even blame the worker, because 1. Obviously Inky is in a better place and 2. It takes some serious evil mastermind plotting to get away with that elaborate plan and he’s just an octopus.
A common Octopus at Brighton’s Sea Life Centre which has learnt to open a screw top jar to get to a crab inside. The octopus dubbed “Roger Moore”, sits on the jar and rotates the lid with its body, releasing the crab. * The research is being carried out by Tim Fulford, a degree student reading Applied Biology at the city’s university. * A crab is placed into a jar and dropped into Roger’s tank. The creature then sits on the jar and rotates the lid with its body, releasing the crab. The process can take between one and 25 minutes. Tim named the octopus Roger Moore after noticing the expressive use of its eyebrows while performing various tasks.
Then again, if I saw him slithering on the floor or whatever it is they do, I’d probably let him go anyway because, gross.
Nevertheless, I think we owe a round of applause to this little guy!