Flood victim rescues goldfish found swimming down street.
Dave Pope rescued three goldfish with a teapot after seeing a “splash of orange” as he waded down a street in flood-hit Egham, Surrey.
After a week covering the misery and devastation of the flooding in southern England, this truly warmed my heart.
Dave Pope’s neighborhood is currently under so much water that there are goldfish swimming down the street. He’s probably got bigger things to worry about than their welfare.
But did he leave them to be drained away along with the rest of the deluge? Of course he didn’t. He grabbed the nearest teapot and whisked them to safety.
A man did rescue three fish,
Saving them was his true wish,
Away from the drain,
Full of new rain,
They won’t be anyone’s dish.
Two of them are colored gold,
As the man’s story is told,
The other is white,
In the daylight,
He plucked them out of the cold.
A tea pot was then their new home,
Down ditches they wouldn’t then roam,
He saved all three lives,
The fishes survived,
Their fate in a sewer’s rushing foam.
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