One Big Kitty?

I received a forwarded email from one of my friends today.  This was a real friend, not a prince of a remote African country looking to bestow a small fortune upon me if I was to kindly forward him some advance funds by wire.  The pictures are almost as unbelievable as the story, literally.  See below:
-----Original Message-----
From: Fishy Friend
To:  Troutrageous!
Sent: Mon, Jan 18, 2010 3:42pm
Subject: FW: Just a Catfish!

For all those crazy guys who go 'noodling' for catfish and stick their arms down the fish's throat!! This would be 'all the catfish you can eat'.

Each year, a few people were drowning or disappearing mysteriously in Huadu's Furong Reservoir. It was not until recently, when the son of a government official went swimming, in the reservoir and was drowned, that the secret was revealed.

It is a 3 meter long man-eating catfish whose head alone is 1 meter wide!

After cutting up the catfish, people were surprised to find the remains of another man inside!

Swimming in the reservoir is now forbidden because it is feared another similar man-eating catfish is still lurking in the waters.


 

So what's the real deal with these pics?
http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/fish/ss/furong_catfish_8.htm

Comments

  1. Funny, I was just watching one of the Okie Noodling shows on PBS, just yesterday. I rank this right up there, in my opinion, with ice fishing. Not going to catch me doing either.

    Mark

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  2. Don't you remember the Go Diego Go Episode where Diego find the mystery animal, and it turns out to be a whale shark- come on, even Lilly could identify that thing as a whale shark and not a catfish. Whale sharks are brown and have spots and stripes.

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  3. Shoreman - You're right, gotta be a little bit off your rocker to go noodling. I value both arms and all 10 digits too much.

    KC - I know it's not a catfish, where are the whiskers, right? Although the Lils is a genius, I think she'd have trouble with this one. She'd probably call it "deciduous" because it doesn't have leaves.

    Oh, and well...the whale shark/catfish/whatever was misidentified as something else too...
    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_blue_whale.htm

    -

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  4. Holy crap I don't every want to run into one a cat like that. Yikes!

    Shoreman You haven't lived untill you've been Ice fishing.

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