Monday, April 24, 2006

Now That's A Fish Story!

Did you guys get this one in your email lately? WOW!

A Fish Story

A resident in the area saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange in a nearby pond and went to investigate.

It turned out to be a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a child's basketball which became stuck in its mouth!!

The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive,
but unable to because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface. The resident tried numerous times to get the ball out, but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry catfish.

You probably wouldn't have believed this,
if you hadn't seen the following pictures...


mawmellow said...

Sighhh all I see is little red "x" in white boxes !

lurkynat said...

wow Deborah thanks!

deslily said...

well whoever deflated the ball missed out of some good catfish eatin'!! that's one big fish!!

I had blackened cajun cat fish once in NC and boy was it good!

helmswondermom said...

Poor fish!  My first thought was like deslily below --  wow, what a big catfish -- food eatin'.  But I don't think I'd have had the heart.  Even my diehard fisherman husband said he'd probably feel sorry for it and let it go.