May 26, 2008

Giant Catfish!?!

While I was looking at random blogs yesterday, I came across Gummerfan's Monster HQ and suprisingly enough this blogger lives in Alabama too. Reading on about cryptozoologoy on his blog, I decided to ask him if anything interesting has been sighted in Alabama. You know, to be on the lookout for. He responded and filled me in that bigfoot, UFOs, black panthers and giant catfish have been reported. Wow!

Bigfoot I have not seen, but I do live in the country so I'll be on the lookout. Closest I've came to that was a huge dark brown deer that ran into my car (more on that another time perhaps). No black panthers either, thank God! I haven't seen a UFO either, least not here in Alabama (I saw one once at a friend's house in Florida).

As for a giant catfish... well, my mom actually saw one in the lake behind our house! I didn't really think it would be considered something that mysterious, just a big fish. But, I asked her about it again and she said that it must have been really big because it's head was about a foot and a half wide! She said that she saw it when she was out on our boat by the dam. So, I decided to do a little research of my own on these giant catfish. Legend has it that there are giant maneating catfish that like to hang out by dams. The picture here, was taken by a fisherman in Italy in 2003 when he caught this 187 lb catfish. However, it is not the largest catfish out there. Perhaps the largest ones may be the Mekong Giant Catfish which can be 9 feet long and weigh in at a whopping 646 lbs!

1 comment:

Gummerfan said...

Nice post! Glad to see I'm not the only one bitten by the "crypto-bug"!
I'll be posting more on the giant catfish when I get a chance.