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British man lands giant tigerfish
upi. ^ | Oct. 21

Posted on 10/21/2010 3:21:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono

BATH, England - A British man has joined the small group of people who can claim to have caught a tigerfish, one of the world's most dangerous species, while fishing in Africa.

Jeremy Wade of Bath, England, said he reeled in the tigerfish, a larger cousin to the piranha, while fishing in the River Congo and set it free after taking a picture, The Sun reported Thursday.

"The teeth on it are incredibly sharp and are about the same length as a great white shark," Wade said. "It also has an extremely powerful bite and has been known to consume prey the same size as itself, attack people and take pieces out of crocodiles."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: fish; fishing; tigerfish

1 posted on 10/21/2010 3:21:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Reminds me of a few prominent Liberal women...Moochelle, Hitlery, Big Sis, ?


2 posted on 10/21/2010 3:24:22 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: JoeProBono

Jeremy is the host of “River Monsters” on Animal Planet - good series.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 3:24:40 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a pit bull.)
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To: JoeProBono

Watching Jeremy’s show “River Monsters”, I note he has a ghoulish look about him. Perfect casting (fishing pun intended)


4 posted on 10/21/2010 3:26:18 PM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: JoeProBono

Go eat Pelosi!!


5 posted on 10/21/2010 3:27:24 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s something out of a nightmare!


6 posted on 10/21/2010 3:28:42 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: dainbramaged

7 posted on 10/21/2010 3:29:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: LiberConservative

8 posted on 10/21/2010 3:30:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: llevrok

9 posted on 10/21/2010 3:31:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

looks like charlie crist in that picture


10 posted on 10/21/2010 3:34:48 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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11 posted on 10/21/2010 3:40:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
He looks like that actor that plays House on TV.
12 posted on 10/21/2010 3:48:25 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: JoeProBono
That was really sweet of him to let it go and possibly hurt some child swimming in the river.....What a total jerk this guy is...Watched his show a couple of times, not anymore....unfreekin believable..
13 posted on 10/21/2010 4:03:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

14 posted on 10/21/2010 4:11:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Holy carp!


15 posted on 10/21/2010 4:18:26 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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16 posted on 10/21/2010 4:22:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

He’s a bit wall eyed in that photo, Joe. He doesn’t get paid more than scale for his TV show. Although there are some nice looking gills available for his personal pleasure


17 posted on 10/21/2010 4:24:10 PM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: 6SJ7; cardinal4

Back in 1983, I was fishing in the mighty Zambesi river. My colleagues and I were targeting tigerfish. I’d never seen one before, and now I’m glad we didn’t catch any. The biggest scare for me was seeing some big hippos surfacing not far from our 17’ boat. The hippos can overturn the boat, and then you’re faced with a very strong current carrying you through crocodile-infested waters.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 4:24:16 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

Hippopotamus In The Zambezi River


19 posted on 10/21/2010 4:28:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

No hush puppies?


20 posted on 10/21/2010 4:44:48 PM PDT by 353FMG (Sooner or later we will have to make the choice between ISLAM or America,)
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To: JoeProBono

Holy mackerel! That's one evil looking beast!

21 posted on 10/21/2010 4:45:37 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: 353FMG

22 posted on 10/21/2010 4:47:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Okies!!


23 posted on 10/21/2010 4:48:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: wvguy

24 posted on 10/21/2010 4:49:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Osage Orange

Okie Noodlin


25 posted on 10/21/2010 4:52:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: goat granny

Uhm, he’s lying. He DIDN’T put that fish back. Look how it’s rather stiff and NOT biting his head off as he trophies it.


26 posted on 10/21/2010 4:54:42 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: JoeProBono
Damn straight!!
27 posted on 10/21/2010 5:03:23 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: goat granny

28 posted on 10/21/2010 5:13:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono; cardinal4

When one of these bad boys breaks water about 15’ from your boat, your pucker factor increases exponentially.


29 posted on 10/21/2010 5:34:00 PM PDT by Ax
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To: girlangler

You were saying soemthing about the calming effect of fishing?


30 posted on 10/21/2010 5:43:30 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Ax

31 posted on 10/21/2010 5:44:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I have caught, gutter and fried smelt....not going to gut that ugly thing :O) It would be like gutting a deer...yikes...


32 posted on 10/21/2010 8:41:31 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: 6SJ7

LOL at first I though you were just a bad speller...


33 posted on 10/21/2010 8:48:44 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Ax

Ouch, that leaves a bad picture in my mind...help don’t want any pucker factors when I go to sleep..


34 posted on 10/21/2010 8:53:22 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
That was really sweet of him to let it go and possibly hurt some child swimming in the river.....What a total jerk this guy is...Watched his show a couple of times, not anymore....unfreekin believable..

How shortsighted of you. Maybe it will take a chunk out of the croc that would have eaten the child.

35 posted on 10/21/2010 10:38:15 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

When it comes to croc’s I think he’d have to kill it...a bite would not even puncture its hide. But I could be wrong, never tried to bite a croc myself...:O)


36 posted on 10/21/2010 10:45:19 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: JoeProBono

Another good reason to stay out of Africa.


37 posted on 10/21/2010 11:33:47 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: valkyry1; goat granny

38 posted on 10/22/2010 4:45:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I thought there was no information about nobama’s early years? Where the heck did you find the picture of him on a fitness run outside his shack in Kenya as a young man?


39 posted on 10/22/2010 4:56:55 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: hal ogen

40 posted on 10/22/2010 5:01:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL they are fast runners also...just watched a program on killers in Africa. Hippos kill more humans then Lions..


41 posted on 10/22/2010 12:27:40 PM PDT by goat granny
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