Rogue catfish kills & eats swan in UK lake

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Catfish kills and eats swan


Fearsome ... fish could be 11 stone in weight

By JILL MOWAT, The Sun

7/31/02

A GIANT catfish which trapped and killed a SWAN is being hunted in a nature reserve lake.

Sonar experts have spent four days tracking the beast — thought to be 8ft long and weigh 11st. Several sightings have been reported.

Wildlife boss Pat Wisniewski saw the creature kill the swan.

He said: “The bird was flailing around in the water. It managed to fight its way clear, but was pulled under again.

“Whatever it is out there must be pretty big to pull a swan. They weigh up to 2st.”

Nessie hunter Jonathan Downes — leading the search at Martin Mere near Ormskirk, Lancs — said crew spotted “a huge fish with oily black skin”.

The team is expected to return in September or March to capture the fearsome beast.

Locals say the catfish scared off a flock of 1,500 swans by poking its head from the lake.

And Richard Freeman, another expert hunting the fish, warned it could even attack HUMANS.

He said: “A catfish that size could attack a human — especially a child. They’ve been known to kill people before.

“Judging by its size we believe it could be extremely old.”

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If I remember right, a stone in England is about 14 lbs. 11 stone would be about 154 lbs. Big kitty cat fish.
 

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I heard of using dove in the Col. river for catfish but swan!!!  Ill have to try it sometime!!! LOL
 

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