Monday, April 6, 2009

Pet dog falls off boat and survives 4 months alone on desert island

Sophie Tucker (yep, a strange name for a dog), an Australian Cattle Dog fell off her owner's boat last November whilst sailing through the rough seas off the North East Queensland coast, Australia. Jan Griffith and the rest of her family were devastated, believing the dog had drowned.
Imagine their surprise when four months later Sophie Tucker was found living alone on St Bees Island, an uninhabited island some 5 nautical miles from where she had fallen overboard.

It would appear that the family pet easily reverted back to its 'wild state' and lived off baby feral goats for the four months it was alone. Griffith was happy to see the dog, "She surprised us all. She was a house dog and look what she's done, she's swum over five nautical miles, she's managed to live off the land all on her own," Griffiths said. "We wish she could talk, we truly do."

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