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Nate McVey

6 1/2 ft Catfish chokes to death on soccer ball

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updated 3:36 p.m. CT, Tues., July. 1, 2008

BERLIN - A catfish apparently choked to death after trying to chow down on a soccer ball in the locks of a Bavarian canal.

German police said the 6 1/2-foot-long fish was found dead Monday, floating on the surface of the water with a blue-and-white soccer ball in its mouth.

"He tried to eat the ball and it got stuck," police spokesman Karl-Heinz Kuberlein said Tuesday.

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6.5 ft! That's a big cat! Maybe some of you guys should head to Berlin grin

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Must be one of those Wels Cats and some kind of sick twisted spin-off of the Famous Flathead bobbing around the lake with a red rubber ball in it's mouth. smile

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I was thinking he might have been upset about the soccer match Germany lost last weekend and chose to make a statement grin

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Some of the fish i've seen Dtro pull out this year look like they actually ate one of these basketballs!!!! grin

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LOL. That was a great game b.t.w. Thanks for posting. wink

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6.5 frick'en feet!

Every time I see that picture (above) and/or email I think someone must have stuffed it in there. They had to. I mean, how depressing is that a flathead is dumb enough to try swallowing a ball, yet they never seem to take my bait! (This reply does not require any smart alecy responses either). crazy

I might have to try some nerf balls soaked in bullhead slime.

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type in wels cats and you will see they get bigger then that. Them things are huge.

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