Here's an unusual story from the Guardian for some reading practice:
The great escape: Inky the octopus legs it to freedom from aquarium
Staff believe the common New Zealand octopus fled its enclosure when the lid was left ajar and headed to freedom down a pipe that leads to the sea
An octopus has made a brazen escape from the national aquarium in New Zealand by breaking out of its tank, slithering down a 50-metre drainpipe and disappearing into the sea.
In scenes reminiscent of Finding Nemo, Inky – a common New Zealand octopus – made his dash for freedom after the lid of his tank was accidentally left slightly ajar.
Read the rest of the article and watch a video of the great octopus escape here.
to leg it - walk or run away quickly (informal)
ajar - a little bit open
to head - to go (towards somewhere)
brazen - shameless, bold
drainpipe - a pipe that carries away water
slightly - a little bit
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