It’s a story that rivals any escape from Alcatraz. Inky, the Octopus, “squeezed through a slight gap at the top of his tank, flopped to the floor, then slithered about eight feet overland to slide down a drainpipe more than 160 feet long, and finally to plop into the bay.” That would be Hawke’s Bay, on the east coast of of New Zealand’s north island.
The more I learn about octopuses, the more I am impressed and surprised that they have not yet dominated the earth and made us humans their land-minions. Octopuses have evolved to possess amazing abilities – including advanced problem-solving skills and an array of offensive and defensive mechanisms.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s this fascinating (and humorous) look at the amazing octopus, with a bonus – excellent advice for writing a children’s book – at the end:
Watch an octopus hunting on land:
And the predator becomes the prey. (Don’t worry, the octopus is not alive in this video! The phenomenon is explained here.)
And now, which is it? Octopuses? Octopi? Octo–what?
That’s right. From now on, I’m just going to call them “octokitties.”
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