Friday, September 21, 2007

A True Fish Story

This was a pretty interesting story from The Sunday Wichita Eagle Newspaper.

A resident in a nearby housing development, saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange like in the development's pond and when he went to investigate.

It was 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 catfish.

The catfish survived the ordeal, and swam happily away.