Octopus escape!

Octopus escape! from Blackpool SEA LIFE Centre

By: Blackpool SEA LIFE Centre  18/05/2009
Keywords: Sea Life

Staff arrived for work at Blackpool SEA LIFE centre to discover that one of their star attractions had moved home during the night!

 Displays supervisor Carey Duckhouse was initially horrified to discover that the Perspex cover on Tony the common octopus’s tank had been forced aside…and Tony was missing.   Then she checked the lobster tank next door, and sure enough there was Tony clinging to the window looking perfectly content.

“Octopuses are notorious escape artists,” said Carey, “but we really thought there was no way he could shift the lid of his tank.  

“We obviously underestimated his strength because he managed to move it over an inch, and that was more than enough to let him squeeze through.”  

Tony gave himself up without a fuss when Carey came to remove him from the lobster tank.

Keywords: Sea Life