Fast food! Fish leaps out of a bowl of water on pavement before flip-flopping down road and into a drain in extraordinary getaway
- A large fish was left in a red washing up bowl filled with water in Vietnam
- Footage showed the moment it leapt from the bucket and onto a road
- It made its way along the road and towards a water-filled drain nearby
This is the moment a fish made a final break for freedom, completing a tense 32-second journey from a bowl of water into a drain – by land.
The large fish had been left in a red plastic bowl filled with water after being caught by a fisherman in Tuyen Quang, Vietnam.
Footage caught the moment the fish took a leap of faith by launching itself out of the water and onto the tarmac street on Thursday, March 18.
At one stage it seemed the fish had escaped the frying pan and become roadkill instead when it appeared to have flapped into the path of a passing car.
The large fish (top left) leapt out of a red washing up bowl filled with water where it had been left after it was caught by a fisherman in Tuyen Quang, Vietnam
However, it flopped back into view, apparently unhurt and continued on its way.
Fish swim by flexing their bodies and tail back and forth using muscles on their sides.
In the short video clip the fish used this movement to travel through the air and across the dry tarmac.
It seemed to sense the presence of a water source as it headed towards a drain on the right hand side of the road.
In the short video clip the fish used this movement to travel through the air and across the dry tarmac
It seemed to sense the presence of a water source as it headed towards a drain on the right hand side of the road
A young boy who cycled past the fish as it landed in the pool of water left the road and watched as it completed its grand escape.
The person who took the video said: ‘The most spectacular prison break in the world.’
Fishing is popular in Tuyen Quang, where the range of native fish includes: Black Carp, Catfish, Dong Ho giant carp, Chinese bighead carp, black shark, mrigal, and Red River giant catfish.