Friday, June 12, 2009

Rambling About A Very Large Fish

This has been a long week. Maybe it was because it was the first full week after the Memorial Day weekend and then being out sick. I am feeling pretty good today.


You may or may not know that the name of my blog is derived from those Sport Chalet license plate frames that say things like..I'd rather be running, I'd rather be fishing. Yeah, I'd rather be eating or sleeping...mostly eating. Although Summer Tomato mentioned that the real secret to losing some weight is just to eat a bit less. Speaking of fishing, I was watching this show on the Discovery channel yesterday about Killer Fishes. This one guy is an avid fisherman. I mean he is really into it. He travels the world just to fish. Yesterday's show was about these giant man eating catfishes that can weigh up to 600+ lbs in a river on the border of Nepal and India. He had heard stories that people who swam in that river were pulled into the water by a mysterious creature and no remains were ever found. This guy was like out in the elements fishing for days on end. He was wearing this tattered t-shirt and I thought to myself...gee I don't think I've ever been THAT passionate about anything in my life. After what must have been weeks he was not able to catch the one that was big enough to have eaten people but he did catch one that weighed about 160 lbs. The weird thing about these catfishes is that they have the potential to get very large in size if the food supply is there. Amazing! Can you imagine if human beings could do that! Weird. So the guy finds out that the Indians would have these river-side fire funeral ceremonies in which they would set the body on fire and then push it out to the river. Apparently these giant catfishes would eat these bodies and over time have developed a taste for people meat and have started to eat swimmers as well. So essentially these fishes got so big from eating all those people. That's just pretty gruesome.

2 comments:

Durian Eater said...

you ate bbh! I'm craving it again

Durian Eater said...

I can only imagine what they used as bait for these things...