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Monster fish killed after terrorising Swiss swimmers
Breitbart.com ^ | 07/13/2009 | bb

Posted on 07/13/2009 9:45:04 AM PDT by kenth

Police divers have ended the reign of terror of a huge fish that was attacking swimmers in a Swiss lake.

The zander, which was 70 centimetres (two feet three inches) long and weighed eight kilos (17.5 pounds), was harpooned on Sunday after it bit six swimmers over the weekend, fish warden Fabio Croci told local media.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: monster

1 posted on 07/13/2009 9:45:04 AM PDT by kenth
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To: kenth

What is a zander? Looks like a walleye.


2 posted on 07/13/2009 9:46:31 AM PDT by kenth
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To: kenth

Wow, over two feet long! No wonder they had to harpoon it.


3 posted on 07/13/2009 9:47:14 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: kenth

It’s not that big of a pike.


4 posted on 07/13/2009 9:47:23 AM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: kenth

Two feet, three inches?!? Wow, that’s HUGH!

(speeling intentional)


5 posted on 07/13/2009 9:47:51 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad

OMG, I misspelled spelling! What a dork I am.


6 posted on 07/13/2009 9:48:22 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: kenth

Two whole feet? No wonder the Swiss are “neutral”. They’re pansies.


7 posted on 07/13/2009 9:48:50 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: kenth

Zander (pike-perch)

8 posted on 07/13/2009 9:48:56 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: kenth

Not the fish in the article but the same species. I guess I wouldn't want it chowing down on my toes.

9 posted on 07/13/2009 9:50:09 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Actually I thought it werked goood!!


10 posted on 07/13/2009 9:50:32 AM PDT by Osage Orange (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. - Will Rogers)
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To: kenth

Could this be the beginning of a whole new genre of monster movies? Instead of Godzilla destroying Tokyo, we could have “The Zander zat ate Zurich.”


11 posted on 07/13/2009 9:51:43 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue)
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To: kenth

A man, flanked by a policeman, nets a 70 centimeter long pike perch (or Zander)
12 posted on 07/13/2009 9:51:43 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kenth

Two feet long? We call that “bait” down here in Florida.


13 posted on 07/13/2009 9:52:23 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: kenth
Mmmmmm........zander



14 posted on 07/13/2009 9:52:28 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: SeanOGuano

Shoulda gotten an Oklahoma noodler in there...


15 posted on 07/13/2009 9:52:51 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Impeach now....not next month... now)
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To: kenth
Lol. Dam, I thought they were gonna talk about a Wels.


16 posted on 07/13/2009 9:53:23 AM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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To: kenth

now police are killing fish! did they already shoot all the dogs in town?


17 posted on 07/13/2009 9:53:35 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: kenth

2 feet 3 inches????? a 27” fish???? I have caught pike wayyyyyy bigger than that, and they have big teeth....boy these euroweenies panic over everything except muslim takeovers....


18 posted on 07/13/2009 9:53:50 AM PDT by joe fonebone (When you ask God for help, sometimes he sends the Marines.)
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To: SeanOGuano

They should release a few muskey in there they’ll fix that critter up real good.


19 posted on 07/13/2009 9:54:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

I thought you were being funny. Should not have admitted a mistake.


20 posted on 07/13/2009 9:54:44 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: kenth

21 posted on 07/13/2009 9:54:50 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: kenth

Yea, that’s a walleye. They call ‘em Pike-Perch in some locales in North America too.

Hormonal imbalance caused aggressiveness, eh? Too many female hormones got in the water and he got PMS!

(duck and cover)


22 posted on 07/13/2009 9:54:58 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: joe fonebone
I could understand it if it was an alligator gar...


23 posted on 07/13/2009 9:58:59 AM PDT by kenth
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To: joe fonebone

I know a guy locally who got some 80 stitches in his leg after being hit by one of the big muskey he had planted in the pond behind his house.

He was out floating around in an innertube and the thing rose out of the weeds and hit him in classic hit and run pike style.


24 posted on 07/13/2009 10:00:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: kenth

That ain't a monster fish!

This is a monster fish!

25 posted on 07/13/2009 10:03:57 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: kenth

“...the fish was suffering from a hormonal imbalance which could be responsible for its aggression.”

Men! Always blaming our anger on PMS. Sheesh.


26 posted on 07/13/2009 10:07:43 AM PDT by hoe_cake (A member of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

You shouldn’t have owned up to it. I thought it was quite clever.


27 posted on 07/13/2009 10:14:50 AM PDT by andrew2527
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To: kenth
"fish warden"

How do I get a job like this? :-)

28 posted on 07/13/2009 10:20:00 AM PDT by wbill
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To: kenth

Only two plus feet long?? When shark fishing, I use bigger fish than that for bait!!! Give me a break!!!


29 posted on 07/13/2009 10:21:44 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: hoe_cake

Seems to me he wasn’t getting any at home...;)


30 posted on 07/13/2009 10:22:01 AM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: kenth

My ID Theft Insurance company is going crazy on the Swiss....


31 posted on 07/13/2009 10:22:24 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: kenth

Not even a monster walleye (best tasting fresh water fish).


32 posted on 07/13/2009 10:24:45 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

sorry........largemouth bass is the best tasting freshwater fish... walleye are just big perch with teeth


33 posted on 07/13/2009 10:45:40 AM PDT by joe fonebone (When you ask God for help, sometimes he sends the Marines.)
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To: mbynack

You could help them with their Zander problem. Send ‘em some alligators.


34 posted on 07/13/2009 10:59:20 AM PDT by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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apropos of nothing...

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35 posted on 07/13/2009 6:00:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: thefactor
now police are killing fish! did they already shoot all the dogs in town?

I'm still laughing. Good one!

36 posted on 07/13/2009 6:17:08 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: kenth

2 feet 3 inches? Wow, that is hugh! I’ll bet the bites were series!


37 posted on 07/13/2009 6:18:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SunkenCiv

Okay. I’ll bite...


38 posted on 07/13/2009 8:01:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Negromancer !!! RUN for your lives !!!)
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To: bigheadfred

An evil spear it.


39 posted on 07/14/2009 3:48:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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