Daring octopus escape at Seattle Aquarium or something else entirely? (VIDEO)

SEATTLE --  Was it a daring escape attempt thwarted at the last minute?

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Or was it an incredibly intelligent and agile creature new to its environment exploring its boundaries?

Video, posted online earlier this week, shows the octopus seemingly attempting to topple over the lip of its enclosure at the Seattle Aquarium.  At the last minute an aquarium staffer can be seen helping the animal stay in its tank.

Here is video of Franklin's release: