Australian Castaway Dog Survives on Desert Island
An Australian cattle dog, washed overboard while on a boat trip with her owners, washed up on St. Bees island off the coast of Queensland.
There she went feral and lived off the land for four months until park rangers patrolling the island found her.
Sophie Tucker - named after the famous US entertainer - vanished as Jan and Dave Griffith sailed through stormy waters off Queensland last November.
But unknown to her grieving owners, the plucky dog survived a long swim across shark-infested waters to an island.
There she lived on a diet of baby goats until being found by visiting rangers.
There's not much I can really add to this story, except to extoll its awesomeness. Never understimate an animal's will to survive.