Tombstone for a Trout

Mrs. Keyte of Blockley, Gloucestershire had a pet trout that would eat worms from her hand. When it died in 1855, she erected a tombstone in its honor. That tombstone remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Blockley. And it's perhaps the only tombstone for a trout in the world. [National Geographic, 1917]

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 07, 2013
     Category: Death | Obituaries | Pets | Fish | Monuments | Sightseeing | Nineteenth Century

It took Monty Python to extend the legal status of the pet fish to requiring licensing:
Posted by tadchem on 01/07/13 at 11:38 AM
I'll not be posting for a while... I'm off to Blockly to scratch off the #1 item on my bucket list!

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/07/13 at 01:37 PM
She got a trout so tame it ate out of her hand, that is really cool. It must have been a loved pet for her to give it a proper burial.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/08/13 at 09:40 PM
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