Octopus Goes out for Dinner and Leaves Aquarium Staff Frantic

An octopus who decided he wouldn’t wait for his dinner caused something of a flap when he was found missing.

Staff at the Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport were doing routine maintenance of the octopus display which involved a drain down.

Owner Mark Vollres said: “We moved the octopus into a quarantine tank for the duration.

“Octopuses are the most incredibly intelligent and resourceful animals and you should never underestimate what they are capable of, so this one’s temporary home was made secure with a lid, or so we thought!”

Continue reading: The daring escape of the Maryport aquarium octopus via Times & Star