Steve the sturgeon back home after making his escape during floods

Daily Echo: Escaped fish found in puddle Escaped fish found in puddle

WE HAVE all heard the story about why the chicken crossed the road – but in Hampshire the tale takes a fishy twist.

Steve the sturgeon made his escape from World of Water in Romsey, during the floods that hit the market town last month, causing the centre to close for three weeks.

Staff had feared that they would never see the meter-long fish, that formed part of the shop’s displays, again and that he was unlikely to survive in the wild.

But, seven-year-old Steve has proved that he can tackle any adventure after being discovered in a deep puddle, a mile down the road from the aquatic centre, at a car wash.

Relieved that Steve is back home, centre manager Mark Bradbury said: “He must have crossed the road and got to the petrol station through the flood water. He's got a few bumps and scrapes but is happy to be back with his friends.”

Sadly though, one of his friends, a larger koi carp, named Chadwick, who also escaped during the flooding, was not found with him and he still remains at large.

 

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6:51pm Sun 9 Mar 14

dango says...

Thank Cod he's safe, hopefully returned to his rightful plaice. Why did he get out, for the hallibut? I bet the owner's rEeling with deligh.
Thank Cod he's safe, hopefully returned to his rightful plaice. Why did he get out, for the hallibut? I bet the owner's rEeling with deligh. dango
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7:23pm Sun 9 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

One in a roe, thread header needs a spell check.
One in a roe, thread header needs a spell check. OSPREYSAINT
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9:49pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

dango wrote:
Thank Cod he's safe, hopefully returned to his rightful plaice. Why did he get out, for the hallibut? I bet the owner's rEeling with deligh.
Bet he had a whale of a time though.
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: Thank Cod he's safe, hopefully returned to his rightful plaice. Why did he get out, for the hallibut? I bet the owner's rEeling with deligh.[/p][/quote]Bet he had a whale of a time though. Positively4thStreet
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10:32pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Barkered says...

There's something fishy going on here....
There's something fishy going on here.... Barkered
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8:58am Mon 10 Mar 14

hulla baloo says...

What does a meter long fish look like?
What does a meter long fish look like? hulla baloo
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9:40pm Mon 10 Mar 14

soup14 says...

since when has the garage been a mile from water world!!!!
since when has the garage been a mile from water world!!!! soup14
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