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

The dog was believed to have drowned and the Griffith family was devastated.

But out of sight of the family, Sophie Tucker 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.” Belonging to an Australian cattle dog breed, she took to eating baby goats to keep herself alive.

(Read the AFP story at Sydney Morning Herald)

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