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Old 04-11-2017, 03:29 PM
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A mellow day for a Florida man was recently interrupted by a big splash.

NBC affiliate WFLA reports that last week, Leonard Vanderpool and his wife were watching television when they heard a loud crash in the backyard. Vanderpool got up to investigate and found that a sizable bullhead catfish had crashed through the screened-in porch covering his pool and landed in the water. “The fish was swimming like crazy,” Vanderpool told reporters.

Vanderpool then called police to assist him with the cat. “We took 10 minutes to get him out of the water,” he later said. “Then the policeman put him in a big bucket that I had. It just barely fit in there.”

It’s unclear, though, just how much the fish weighed.

Vanderpool’s wife later said that she doubted anyone would have believed the story had the responding officer not taken photos to prove it.

Authorities suspect that a bird had scooped the catfish out of the water, then accidentally dropped it mid-flight. Vanderpool confirmed that the catfish had talon marks on its back.

Remarkably, the catfish survived the fall, and police were able to release it into a nearby lake.


http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoor...ming-pool.html
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He called the police? Good grief. When God gives you catfish, you break out the fryer!!
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I'll make the hushpuppies and slaw...
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Osprey realized it's a catfish, saw nice pool with a rav 4 in driveway with a 42 yellowfin hooked up, dumped crap fish through pool cage, owner calls the man, while Barney fife is fighting with catfish, two perps with last names ending in ez steal boat in stolen f 250.
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I was driving north on I-75 6-7 years ago, around Punta Gorda, and had a 2 lb large mouth bass land smack dab on my car's hood. Scared the heck out of me.
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Originally Posted by never2rough View Post
Osprey realized it's a catfish, saw nice pool with a rav 4 in driveway with a 42 yellowfin hooked up, dumped crap fish through pool cage, owner calls the man, while Barney fife is fighting with catfish, two perps with last names ending in ez steal boat in stolen f 250.
This is the kind of thoughts that I had in grade school

While math was being taught.
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Was the FWC too busy pulling folks over for their daily harrassment quota on the ICW to be able to assist instead? Didn't the guy have a pool net? Whole lotta wtf.
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Nice bleached cat for supper.
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I can't imagine an osprey with a catfish in it's talon that would hardly fit in a bucket..i'm assuming 5 gallon bucket? Maybe a Condor? or a B-52 , lol
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This happened last year

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/11...-from-sky.html

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