Dog overboard found four months later 落海狗四個月後現身


A pet dog that fell overboard in rough seas has been reunited with its owners after surviving alone on an island for four months, reports said.


The 4-year-old Sophie Tucker, apparently named after a late US entertainer, fell overboard as Jan Griffith’s family sailed through choppy waters off the northeast Queensland coast in November.


The dog was believed to have drowned. But out of sight of the family, she was swimming doggedly and finally made it to St Bees Island, five nautical miles away, and began the sort of life popularised by the TV reality show "Survivor."


Sophie Tucker was captured by rangers last week on on the largely uninhabited island. Rangers initially thought they’d captured a wild dog that had been living off feral goats.


But after Griffith and her husband heard the news and met the rangers’ boat bringing the dog to the mainland and were shocked to find that it was indeed their long-lost pet on board.


"We called the dog and she started whimpering and banging the cage and they let her out and she just about flattened us," Griffith said, "She wriggled around like a mad thing."



rough seas、choppy waters:rough、choppy都是形容大浪、波濤洶湧。sea、water用形容詞+複數形,意指海面波浪狀況。

doggedly:副詞,頑固的堅持下去地。例句:He was doggedly determined to marry her.(他頑固的堅決要娶她。)

devastated:形容詞,備受打擊的(難過、傷心)。例句:She was devastated by her son’t death.(她兒子的死讓她深受打擊。)

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