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Friday, May 27, 2005

Catfish Hunted

The 124-pound catfish that Tim Pruitt caught near Alton, Illinois. To put that in perspective, that's bigger than most elementary school kids.

It died while being transported to Kansas City, where the 58-inch long, 44-inch circumference catfish was going to be put on display. A fish expert from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which was transporting the catfish, said, "The stress of being transported like that could have been too much." The same thing happens to most carnival goldfish when they're brought home in a baggie one day and end up dead and flushed down the toilet the next day.

The problem now is finding enough tartar sauce to serve with the giant catfish -- if you can find anyone who would eat anything caught in the Mississippi River!