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Have Giant Indian Catfish Developed a Taste for Human Flesh?

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Jeremy Wade is Hunting the Man-Eating Catfish
Better Him Than Us

Great headline; if it is aquatic, carnivorous, and has opportunities to eat humans, there’s an excellent chance we’ll be covering it at The Fear Beneath.

By Benny Bleiman

Researchers have been dispatched to the Great Kali river in India to study whether a form of giant catfish called “goonches” have taken to preying on humans. The Indians traditionally burn their dead in the river, which, according to local lore, has led in two ways to the fish attacking humans: #1 – because the fish have dined on a steady diet of corpses they have grown unusually large; #2 – eating dead humans has resulted in their developing a taste for flesh which may be leading them to see live humans as a viable source of food.

The first supposed incident of a goonch attack came in 1988 when a 17-year old Nepalese boy was pulled under by an unknown animal when he was cooling himself in the water. Only a few months ago, however, an 18-year old Nepalese boy was killed by what witnesses called an “elongated pig” while swimming in the river. Could it be that the goonches have taken to attacking humans? Could it also be that they only eat delicious teenagers from Nepal?

The story is aggressively pursued by English angler/biologist/television personality, Jeremy Wade. He has already caught a specimen that was 161 lbs. and over 6 ft. long, large enough probably to maybe drown a swimming human.

Wade has immediately discredited the theory that crocodiles are responsible for the attacks, saying, “If a crocodile were to have perpetrated these attacks on humans, stories about me would not have appeared in a few crappy newspapers, thereby making it highly unlikely that crocodiles are to blame and much more likely that giant mutant catfish who normally subsist on a diet of small prawns and insects are the culprits.”

  • http://monstersupplements.com/store/frontpage-lang-1.html Mark

    Informative post.I am looking for your more updates.Keep it up.

  • Mate Nemeth

    Jeremy Wade the world heros

  • Mike

    “The Indians traditionally burn their dead in the river” – How can you burn something in water? Correct usage “The Indians traditionally burn their dead on the river bank.”

  • DamonBurkholder

    jeremy wade is my hero… very talented angler with a vast knowledge of marine biology. He always catches his ” Monster’s ” because he truly cares for the fish he ctaches. I give him so much credit for releasing the giants i would have to mount them and put them on my trophy wall.

  • wapitdownthehatchguy

    Yeah like to see some hotshot try to noodle one of them mo fos! Shit…

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  • http://www.fearbeneath.com/blog Martin Brody

    @badfish

    Agreed – you would think these folks would understand the correlation between feeding humans to fish and the fish, subsequently & actively, seeking out the delicious flavor of human.

  • http://www.fearbeneath.com Martin Brody

    @badfish

    Agreed – you would think these folks would understand the correlation between feeding humans to fish and the fish, subsequently & actively, seeking out the delicious flavor of human.

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  • badfish

    I’ve heard of catfish biting people, so if they were feeding dead people to them the best thing to do is not swim in that river

  • badfish

    I’ve heard of catfish biting people, so if they were feeding dead people to them the best thing to do is not swim in that river