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Catfish Basketball

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sliderville, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. This was a pretty interesting story from The Sunday Wichita Eagle Newspaper a couple of weeks ago.
    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 wouldn't believe it if you didn't see the attached photos...

    Photo's in my gallery - 5 images, too large to put in post.
  2. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    I've seen this many times. IN fact the pics have been floating around for a while. I wonder when this situation really took place, several wonder if it really happened as described & that was a year or two ago. So.......... seems as if it's getting Urban Legend status now.

  3. that's what i thought too