Driver discovers two abandoned goldfish in a bag tied to a London bus seat

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Two goldfish were discovered in a bag tied to a seat after a bus driver returned to the Edgeware Road depot, in Cricklewood, last Wednesday. (SWNS)
Two goldfish were discovered in a bag tied to a seat after a bus driver returned to the Edgeware Road depot, in Cricklewood, last Wednesday. (SWNS)

Staff were left stunned after finding two abandoned goldfish on a London bus.

The fish were found by the driver after the bus returned to the depot in Edgware Road, Cricklewood last Wednesday.

The pair were handed over to the lost and found department who called the RSPCA.

Collection officer Mariam Adwan said: “The bus driver must have thought there was something fishy going on when they spotted the bag of water with two goldfish inside left on a seat.

red phone booth with colored flowers and red bus, england, great britain, london
red phone booth with colored flowers and red bus, england, great britain, london

“I don’t suppose the two hitchhikers had their bus pass with them but thankfully the driver did spot them and handed them into the lost and found department at the depot.

“The fish were in an okay condition but were in need of food and oxygen when they were collected.

“We don’t know, at this stage, if the fish had been left behind accidentally or if they were purposefully dumped on the bus but it serves as a timely reminder that fish can be misunderstood pets.

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“They are sometimes seen as an easy pet to keep, often decided on the spur of the moment in a pet shop, or as a prize at the fairground, but they are actually quite challenging pets to care for.

“They can’t show their feelings as clearly as mammals do so meeting their complex biological, environmental and behavioural needs takes a great deal of preparation, investment, time and care.

“More than some people realise.”

The fish were taken to RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital to be rehomed.

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