VIDEO: Octopus almost escapes from tank at Seattle Aquarium

Posted at 6:30 PM, Mar 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-04 18:49:19-05

SEATTLE (PIX11) — A video posted to LiveLeak shows the harrowing moments a large octopus tries to escape from its tank at the Seattle Aquarium

The cephalopod scales the glass enclosure as spectators can be heard squealing in the background. A young child can be heard saying, “Can we go?” The crafty sea creature gets several tentacles out of the tank before staff on ladders were able to push it back inside.

“Sadly, staff were close by to foil his plans and placed a lid on his tank shortly after,” the person who uploaded the video wrote in the description. “I hope you escape to freedom one day buddy. Or, on my plate.”

Octopuses are considered the most intelligent invertebrates, and are known for climbing out of tanks, opening jars and escaping through small spaces.