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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:02 AM 04/06/06 (CST)
My friend showed me a story of how a flathead catfish swallowed a childs basketball and no matter how hard he tried to dive he couldnt because the ball would bring him back up to the suface an i was wondering if any one else heard this and how you post pics because i got some pics of it from my friend.

That would be a big help webdude


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:08 AM 04/06/06 (CST)
I have that one too dice. That big red ball sticking in his mouth is a sight. The story was not attached.Ifyou wouldn't mind forwarding it I'd appreciate it.Send to palisade1kid@yahoo.com
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 08:46 AM 04/06/06 (CST)
Send it over I'll post it or host it online or send it to WebDude.

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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 01:08 PM 04/06/06 (CST)



the site the pictures are on is unfortunately more or less an 'adult' type site, originally I had posted the links to the pictures but it then has links to it's front page which isn't a good site to link to from here.



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:12 PM 04/06/06 (CST)
I think it's fake. Come on now, look really close. The ball is jammed into the cats mouth. There is no way this could happen. Some one has a sick since of humor.



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:19 PM 04/06/06 (CST)
Found one other source for it:

"Yes, these photographs are real, taken at Sandalwood Lake in Kansas on 28 May 2004. An account of the circumstances under which the pictures were taken appeared in the Wichita Eagle on 30 May 2004:
From Panama to the Great Lakes, Bill Driver's done pretty well fishing over the past 50 years.

Now he's wondering if he'd have done even better with a different kind of bait. "I never considered using a kid's basketball," Driver said. "Maybe I should have."

Friday afternoon, Driver was standing on the deck of his house near 119th Street West and Central when he saw an eight-inch ball floating in Sandalwood Lake.

Noticing the ball wasn't floating normally, Driver wandered to his dock for a closer look. A catfish had its mouth stuck around the ball.

Driver hollered for his wife, Pam, to get a camera while he unrigged the sail from his nine-foot boat, wading into the lake and corralling the fish toward shore with the sail as a seine.

Several times, the flathead tried to dive, only to have the ball buoy it back to the surface.

The fish appeared to be exhausted and offered little resistance once in the shallows.

Things may have gone easier had the fish the strength to struggle.

"I just couldn't pull that ball out of its mouth," Driver said. "I was lifting up out of the water as best I could by the ball. I finally sent my wife to the house to get a knife."

Driver carefully deflated the ball. Estimated at 50 pounds, the fish swam toward the deepest part of the lake.

Driver has no plans of targeting the fish in the near future.

Instead, he'll probably continue to fish for the bass and panfish that swim within the one-acre lake.

"I guess I might try fishing with a golf ball," Driver said. "Smaller fish, smaller bait."
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 06:51 PM 04/06/06 (CST)
I remember seeing this when it happened. Wierd Stuff!!!!


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 02:05 PM 04/07/06 (CST)
I thought it was the funniest thing in the world. I never thought anything like that could happen. I mean ive heard of kids sticking pennies in their nose but a fish and a ball.....lol


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