London, Mar 26 (ANI): A goldfish left its owners gob-smacked when it managed to survive out of water for seven hours.
Carol Norris had thought 13-year-old fish, named Mr Fish, was dead after finding him floating lifeless at the top of his tank at 7am.
She removed the pet, wrapped him in tissue paper and put him in a dry bath tub – away from the family”s five cats.
Then, Carol, 44, and partner Darren Bradnick, 40, went shopping and returned at 2pm, when she began preparing for Mr Fish’s burial in their garden.
However, she screamed with shock as the pet, still shrouded in tissue, started to flip as she picked him up.
Carol immediately took the pet to the kitchen sink and put some water in it.
And then, the couple watched in amazement as the 6in fish moved his fins.
They left Mr Fish in a bowl and wedged him into an upright position using a glass – but still feared he would die, but to their amazement, it made a full recovery from the ordeal.
The couple”s daughter Ammba, 18, had won Mr Fish at a funfair when just five.
“I screamed when he flipped in my hand. It was quite spooky,” the Sun quoted school catering assistant Carol, of Cambridge, as saying.
Web designer Darren said: “It”s amazing – he”s now swimming in his tank as if nothing happened. It”s lucky Carol didn”t flush him down the loo straight away.” (ANI)