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Old 07-01-2005, 02:52 PM
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Grizzly Bear Sized Catfish



Nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, a huge catfish caught in northern Thailand may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded.

Caught last month (May 1) in the Mekong River, a team of fishermen struggled for more than an hour to haul the creature in. It tipped the scales at 646 pounds (293 kilograms).

Despite efforts to keep the Mekong giant catfish alive, it died and was later eaten by villagers.

The Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas) species is listed as critically endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), which means it faces a high risk of extinction in the wild. The rare specimen, captured in Chiang Khong district, is the largest since Thailand began keeping records in 1981.

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Old 07-02-2005, 08:34 PM
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Ya know..a fella at work told me bout that..but I called him a plum fool LOL..I reckon I need to apologize Tuesday mornin ...dern what a fish..
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:46 PM
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Now that be a fish. Wow.
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:38 PM
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Heck thats nuttin...I had to have my aquarium stretched cause mine kept growin....funny thing is all my kittys that used to hang around here just don't come around anymore..hahaha
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Old 07-03-2005, 01:04 PM
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Re: Grizzly Bear Sized Catfish

[QUOTE]Originally posted by jojo
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Despite efforts to keep the Mekong giant catfish alive, it died and was later eaten by villagers.

Sure I bet they tried real hard.....yummy, yummy!!
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Old 07-03-2005, 03:36 PM
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just a sidenote here, ....but can you imagine getting finned by that thing?

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Old 07-03-2005, 04:49 PM
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I read this post and got hungry...fried catfish, hushpuppies, cheese grits.....yum yum...
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