Wildlife photographer Dennis Bright captured a photograph of trouts escaping their ponds through a metal feed pipe!
[Dennis photographed] the trout making giant leaps out of their pond into a metal feed pipe three feet above the water level.
They then fought against the current for 30ft to the end of the eight inch wide pipe, which emerges underwater in a tributary of the River Itchen near Alresford, Hants.
Apparently, the trouts thought the pipe was just another waterfall to jump:
David Bassett, of the British Trout Association, said: "They will be thinking that water falling from the pipe is a waterfall leading upstream. Then they will follow their natural life cycle to get upstream."
And Paul Knight, of the Salmon and Trout Association, added: "They will follow instinct. I don't think they would be looking up at the pipe and thinking, 'Come on lads, let's go for it.'"
Link, with larger pic (Photo: Dennis Bright)