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TRENDING: 'Inky' the octopus escapes from aquarium, slips into drain to ocean

(Image: National Aquarium of New Zealand) (Image: National Aquarium of New Zealand)
(Image: National Aquarium of New Zealand) (Image: National Aquarium of New Zealand)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND -

Call it Inky’s great escape.

An aquarium in New Zealand is making headlines around the globe after confirming that one of its octopi was able to climb out of its holding tank, slink to a six-inch-wide drain in the floor, and make a break for the Pacific Ocean.

“He managed to make his way to one of the drain holes that go back to the ocean. And off he went,” National Aquarium of New Zealand manager Rob Yarrall told Radio New Zealand.

The Washington Post reports that the football-sized octopus named Inky escaped three months ago, but the get-away was only made public Tuesday.

Now, #Inky is trending.

Inky has been at the aquarium since 2014, according to the Post. He was taken in after being injured in a crayfish pot.

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