Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-30 next last

1 posted on 05/31/2011 1:18:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Ban Sturgeons!


4 posted on 05/31/2011 1:23:13 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

The Sturgeon General warned about this.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 1:25:25 PM PDT by AU72
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a clear case of fishicide.


9 posted on 05/31/2011 1:26:32 PM PDT by arrogantsob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Sturgeon ??

In Florida?

16 posted on 05/31/2011 1:35:49 PM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

How big was the fish chasing it?


18 posted on 05/31/2011 1:37:05 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: missnry

Sturge on!


20 posted on 05/31/2011 1:42:54 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-30 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson