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Mystical goliath tiger fish caught on camera
News.comau ^ | 10/21/10

Posted on 10/23/2010 7:49:24 AM PDT by FromLori

AFTER an eight-day monster battle a British fisherman has caught one of the world's most fearsome freshwater fish. Monster catch on Congo fishing trip

Pause 0:00 / 0:39Scrubber mute Share Fullscreen Monster catch on Congo fishing trip Expert fisherman Jeremy Wade has caught a 50 kilogram tigerfish during a fishing expedition in Africa. 22 October 2010Sky News WATCH MORE VIDEO Angler Jeremy Wade wrestled the 5ft-long goliath tigerfish during a fishing expedition along the Congo River in Africa.

The tigerfish - believed to be a deadlier version of the piranha - has 32 teeth that are a similar size to those of a great white shark and has been known to attack humans and even crocodiles, the UK's Daily Mail reports.


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To: Joe 6-pack

Of course! I feel so silly. ;)


51 posted on 10/23/2010 12:41:40 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: SuzyQue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eHACrIp96s
52 posted on 10/23/2010 1:12:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: wtc911
To: FromLori ...they told me sharks could be in it that they could have made their way up from the ocean lol.

That's actually possible. The author of "Jaws" was partly inspired by the true story of a Great White" that swam up a river (I believe, in New York State) and killed and ate a young boy.

33 posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:02:35 by OldPossum

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Matawan Creek - Toms River NJ - 1916 - two boys swimming 11 miles from ocean killed by shark. 35 posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:15:44 by wtc911

Thanks for the info. It was New Jersey instead of New York and there were two casualties.

53 posted on 10/23/2010 2:20:00 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: FromLori

Holy cow, the 25 lb carp I caught this morning would have been a snack for this fish! I got the carp up on the dock but couldn’t get ahold of it to put it back in the water. Finally had to just scoot it across the dock with my feet to get it back in the water. But catching it was a lot of fun!


54 posted on 10/23/2010 3:59:50 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: WestwardHo

When I was a kid on vacation in NE Texas I saw them bring a snapper in as big as a truck tire. It practically filled the bed of a pick up truck.


55 posted on 10/23/2010 5:28:10 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: oh8eleven

Catfish will go after live bait too.


56 posted on 10/23/2010 5:33:13 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: valkyry1

a snapper in as big as a truck tire

We lived in a dinky Kansas town. Some of the guys would catch the turtle, and then butcher it. They’re stories of being chased around the boat were a hoot!
I pulled a small one, about 12” across, out of a creek. It’s head looked the size of a baseball...boy, I sent him flying in a hurry!
Fun stuff!


57 posted on 10/23/2010 6:13:37 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: FromLori
*Yeesh* My tank of Gouramis just crapped their widdle britches and hid under a water lily. We also have an especially cantankerous turtle named Fred in a large tank next to them, and he took one look and dove in with the Gouramis.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

58 posted on 10/23/2010 7:45:58 PM PDT by Viking2002 (2010 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: WestwardHo

Some of the best eating I ever had was when some guys fried up some soft shelled snapper tempura style.


59 posted on 10/23/2010 7:49:26 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: TxDas

Absolutely amazing. It is amazing how time slows down(the mind speeds up)under extreme conditions like that. Are you in Texas? Family and I are from New Braunfels.


60 posted on 10/23/2010 7:50:11 PM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul. Viva Arizona!)
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To: Sacajaweau

LOL!


61 posted on 10/23/2010 7:57:13 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: crghill

Genuine genetic Texan. My family settled in the Robert Lee area in the 1790’s. I mainly grew up in San Antone, finished my education in Houston but live in NC now. MUCH better weather. However, I still have a lease near San Angelo so I return home about 4 times a year.

I tried to get my wife to move to TX but she said she would she would make my life miserable. She is a redhead so I believed her.


62 posted on 10/24/2010 7:37:40 AM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: TxDas

I went to Texas Tech and have a genuine love for West Texas. Now living in NB, I can say that I don’t miss the weather or scenery but the people of West Texas are the finest in the world. I’ve lived all over the state. Corpus till two years after high school, Austin, Lubbock, Dallas, San Antonio and finally home in NB.

Date a redhead in college. Don’t cross her....apparently you already know that.


63 posted on 10/24/2010 9:13:45 AM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul. Viva Arizona!)
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To: TxDas

“My family settled in the Robert Lee area in the 1790’s.”

Dang. Hats off to you. My family settled in Gonzales in the 1820s. I’m a newbie compared to you.


64 posted on 10/24/2010 6:24:00 PM PDT by DallasMike
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To: crghill

I really, really miss the accents and people, especially the sense of humor. Plus the precise answers to questions.

In the deep south if you ask when somebody will be back it will be “a while” and if you ask if that is less than an hour they say “ a little bit. Or how far, “ a ways” or direction “yonder” or size “pretty big”. Plus, it takes a long time to get that answer. They say the reason there are so few local virgins is that by the time the girl says “quit it!, stop” the yankee boys have already moved on. Locally “quit” is pronounced with 3 syllables “ca wih it”.

It absolutely drives me nuts that you can not get a precise answer to any question posed in NC.

Moving to NC from TX was as strange to me as living in Greece - the foods, religion, measurements, dress, laws were all very different. When I moved here the restaurants and hospitals had signs posted, “Thank You for Smoking” and you had to bring your own liquor and join a club to drink a high ball. No restaurants were open on Sunday and you still can’t hunt on Sunday. The other dozens of Blue laws are now generally ignored. My deed actually says I can’t sell my house to Jews or Negros and I am not allowed to mow my yard or wash my car on Sunday.

About 25 years ago I actually had an old guy tell me I was not supposed to be mowing my yard. I told him I was a White Mountain Apache and when he respected my religious holidays I would respect his. That pretty much ended the conversation. Both of my great grandma’s were Cherokee but I figured Apache religious activities would be more mysterious since a lot of people around here are part Cherokee.


65 posted on 10/25/2010 9:53:49 AM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: FromLori

It is still growing! Gained 5kg from the time the story was written (45kg) to the time of the photo headline (50kg).


66 posted on 10/25/2010 9:59:31 AM PDT by SeeSac
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To: Farmer Dean

Fresh water?


67 posted on 11/18/2010 9:21:50 AM PST by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
It was a case of, "now that we caught it, what do we do next?"

We'd put them out back, stand over it, and shoot it multiple times in the head. It was interesting to watch them crawl away from us without a head...

68 posted on 11/18/2010 9:32:49 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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