The Catfish Tale
Catfish, Also Piranhas
A man who lives at Lake Conroe [50 miles north of Houston, Texas, USA ] saw a ball bouncing around strangely in the lake and went to investigate.
It turned out to be a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a basketball which had then 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 fellow 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:
The problem - ball stuck in mouth of catfish
Close-up of ball in the catfish's mouth
Catfish swimming with ball
Ball removed from the catfish and punctured
Be kinder than necessary, because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
A fisherman usually laughed at for his terrible luck was left reeling, when he landed Britain's biggest ever freshwater fish.
James Jones, 31, was stunned when he hooked the monster wels catfish, which weighed a whopping 144lb (65.3kg).
The father of three, of Essex, spent two hours fighting to bring the giant into the bank with the help of two other fishermen.
Catfish are swimming tongues: they have more taste buds than any other creature. Their entire bodies are covered with them. A six-inch catfish may have more than a quarter of a million taste buds, not just in its mouth and gills, but on its whiskers, fins, back, belly, sides and tail. The channel catfish has the best sense of taste of any vertebrate and is able to detect less than a hundredth of a teaspoonful of a substance in an Olympic swimming pool full of water. Amazing think Will and Guy.
Piranha Sanctuary: Come Feed The Fish - With Your Whole Family
Funny Short Piranha Jokes from Leigh Park, Hampshire, England
What's safer: a redheaded person or a piranha?
Mr Bawler, an English teacher at Park Community School, Leigh Park, Havant, England was asked, one lesson, how to spell the word, "piranha"
'I really don't know,' he replied, 'why not look it up in the dictionary?'
The lad went away and looked it up and wrote it down correctly into his book which greatly pleased Mr Bawler.
Then he overheard another class member say, 'Why bother to look it up? Bawlie doesn't know how to spell it anyway.'
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