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Fish jumps in boat in Florida, breaks woman's leg
Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2011

Posted on 05/31/2011 1:18:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

FANNING SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A sturgeon jumped into an airboat on a Florida river and broke a 25-year-old woman's leg.

Witnesses say the fish was about 5- to 6-feet long and weighed about 60- to 75-pounds.

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1 posted on 05/31/2011 1:18:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So it was an orthopedic sturgeon?


2 posted on 05/31/2011 1:19:25 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

There’s something fishy about this!


3 posted on 05/31/2011 1:20:26 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ban Sturgeons!


4 posted on 05/31/2011 1:23:13 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Lurker

OOOHhhh that was such a groaner. You made my day.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 1:25:17 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Sturgeon General warned about this.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 1:25:25 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Time for a Federal Dept of Sturgeon regulation, with a cabinet level administrator.


7 posted on 05/31/2011 1:25:35 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the fishin’s so good in florida, they jump right into the boat as you drive by!


8 posted on 05/31/2011 1:26:10 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a clear case of fishicide.


9 posted on 05/31/2011 1:26:32 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: lurk

Better get the Sturgeon General on this case!


10 posted on 05/31/2011 1:26:39 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ooooh, that was a bad one!

That said, we have had boaters actually killed by jumping sturgeon here in Florida. For those who’ve never seen them jumping, they simply launch themselves out of the water and then plunge back in - but they’re huge, long fish, and if they hit anything in their leap, it’s all over for whatever they hit.

Then of course, there are the people who have had needlefish leap out of the water and go through some body part. They’re not attacking - just doing what needlefish do, which is leaping. One woman had a needlefish go through her neck. Ick.

Come to Florida and enjoy nature (red in tooth and claw...).


11 posted on 05/31/2011 1:26:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Caviar: It’s what’s for dinner!


12 posted on 05/31/2011 1:27:21 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Trickle Up Poverty.)
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To: Lurker

OMG that was funny~!!


13 posted on 05/31/2011 1:28:51 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Caviar emptor


14 posted on 05/31/2011 1:29:35 PM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bush’s fault!


15 posted on 05/31/2011 1:34:04 PM PDT by loveitor.. ("I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours..." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sturgeon ??

In Florida?

16 posted on 05/31/2011 1:35:49 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Slings and Arrows

Ping


17 posted on 05/31/2011 1:36:44 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (You know if I don’t remember I’m gonna forget.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How big was the fish chasing it?


18 posted on 05/31/2011 1:37:05 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like a sturgeon touched for the very first time...
Like a sturgeon


19 posted on 05/31/2011 1:41:30 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: missnry

Sturge on!


20 posted on 05/31/2011 1:42:54 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: livius
I've never heard of sturgeons being in Fl.

...learn something new every day at FR.

I hear folk eat them fish eggs.

21 posted on 05/31/2011 1:47:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
“I hear folk eat them fish eggs.”

Eat more than just the eggs. Sturgeon is delicious. Put a little mango salsa on it....yummmm.

22 posted on 05/31/2011 1:52:15 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: TexasCajun

They certainly do, but I’m not sure anybody eats Florida sturgeon caviar. In CA not long ago, the Delta was full of sturgeon and there was a sort of black market involving Vietnamese fishermen and Russian entrepreneurs, who would illegally harvest the sturgeon, get the caviar...and process it in motels along the highway! If they didn’t get caught, they sold it as Iranian or Russian caviar.

I’ve never heard of a market for FL sturgeon eggs, but maybe our Fish and Game is more vigilant (and definitely armed).


23 posted on 05/31/2011 1:57:21 PM PDT by livius
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To: TexasCajun
"Sturgeon ?? In Florida?"

I read that with a question mark hanging over my head as well. I'll bet it was a tarpon.

24 posted on 05/31/2011 1:58:55 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Caviar comes from a virgin sturgeon,
Virgin sturgeon’s a very fine fish;
Virgin sturgeon needs no urgin’,
That’s why caviar is my dish!


25 posted on 05/31/2011 2:27:17 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

The woman was ticketed by Florida Game & Wildlife for fishing out-of-season and not in posession of a valid fishing license.

Film at 11:00


26 posted on 05/31/2011 2:34:38 PM PDT by Jambe
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To: Silentgypsy

In Soviet Russia, fish debones YOU!


27 posted on 05/31/2011 2:39:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obviously, poor schooling is to blame.


28 posted on 05/31/2011 4:24:38 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She should be OK, but she may need Sturgery,


29 posted on 05/31/2011 7:32:21 PM PDT by blau993
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I once knew an Eddie “The Fish” Scarzetti. Couldn’t be him. Last I heard, Eddie was sleeping with the fishes.


30 posted on 05/31/2011 7:36:30 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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