Giant catfish eating people

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  1. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    A FEARSOME mutant fish has started killing people after feeding on human corpses, scientists fear.
    They reckon that a huge type of catfish, called a goonch, may have developed a taste for flesh in an Indian river where bodies are dumped after funerals.

    Locals have believed for years that a mysterious monster lurks in the water. But they think it has moved on from scavenging to snatching unwary bathers who venture into the Great Kali, which flows along the India-Nepal border.

    The extraordinary creature has been investigated by biologist Jeremy Wade for a TV documentary to be shown on Five.

    He said: “The locals have told me of a theory that this monster has grown extra large on a diet of partially burnt corpses. It has perhaps got this taste for flesh by feasting on remains of funeral pyres. There will be a few freak individuals that grow bigger than the other ones and if you throw in extra food, they will grow even bigger.”

    Jeremy discounted theories that crocodiles could be responsible for the carnage before turning his attention to goonches – among the world’s biggest freshwater fish.


    Dragged

    He caught one which tipped the scales at 161lb and was nearly 6ft long – a world record weight and far bigger than any landed before.

    He said: “If that got hold of you, there’d be no getting away.


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    An 18-year-old Nepali disappeared in the river last year, dragged down by something described as like an “elongated pig”.

    But the first victim of a goonch attack was thought to have been a 17-year-old Nepalese boy.

    He was killed in April 1988 as he cooled himself in the river.

    Witnesses said he was suddenly pulled below the surface.

    Three months later a young boy was dragged underwater as his father watched helplessly.

    Five’s Nature Shock series starts on October 14 and Flesh Eating River Monster is on October 21 at 8pm.


    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/weird/article1784470.ece
     
  2. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    yikes :crazy::crazy::crazy:
     

  3. takeaction

    takeaction New Member

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    Well... We found an answer to the post "Why would you be skeered of the catfish"... or should I say, Skeered of the tatfish... :tounge_out:
     
  4. DANNYfrmINDY

    DANNYfrmINDY New Member

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    Is it just me or does that thing looked pissed off??:confused2: That is one scary looking cat!!:crazy:
     
  5. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    I booked my plane ticket to India. First stop after I leave the airport is a daycare to pick up some bait:wink::wink:...W
     
  6. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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  7. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    i reckon i would be scared of a catfish if it was trying to eat me so i wonder if they scared of me eating them
     
  8. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Weird lookin fish! Wouldnt catch me in that river, but you would catch me on that river.:cool2::smile2: