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Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Fish Story

A guy who lives at Lake Conroe (50 miles north of Houston) saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange in the lake and went to investigate.

It turned out to be a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a 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 guy 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...

Catfish with ball stuck in his mouth
Catfish with ball stuck in his mouth
Catfish with ball stuck in his mouth
Catfish with ball stuck in his mouth
Catfish with ball stuck in his mouth

Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

*Thanks for that, Andy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool photos! Wrong story.
This actually happened in Wichita, Kansas. I work at the paper and edited the photos.
Published on May 30, 2004, Page 9D, Wichita Eagle, The (KS)
A Tough Pill To Swallow
Michael Pearce/The Wichita Eagle
From Panama to the Great Lakes, Bill Driver's done pretty well fishing over the past 50 years.
Now he's wondering if he'd have done even better with a different kind of bait. "I never considered using a kid's basketball," Driver said. "Maybe I should have."
Friday afternoon, Driver was standing on the deck of his house near 119th Street West and Central when he saw an eight-inch ball floating in Sandalwood Lake.
Noticing the ball wasn't floating normally, Driver wandered to his dock for a closer look. A catfish had its mouth stuck around the ball.