Ask Dr. Science
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  We stop at the Pet Mart
  For a bag of experiments
  Ask the man with the net
  "Do you have any 
  Disposable fish?
  Expendable Fish?"
  Want to test the backyard pond
  For gross contaminants
  A dipperful of feeder fish should do
  Gold needles less than a finger-length long
  Sushi for snapping turtles
  Finned canaries into the drink
  Don't want to risk the ornamental koi
  Or spend the dough on a chemical test kit
  Like mad vivisectionists
  We dump them in and watch
  10 for a dollar
  Life is cheap


              -- Caron Andregg