BIG, Serious Looking FISH

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    I have to admit I watch freshwater monsters when I happen across it on the tv. There are some crazy critters out there. The Goliath Grouper (formerly Jew Fish) is a serious menace. They have a bad habit of latching onto people who go poking around in crevasses looking for lobsters and what not. Sometimes they are still holding on when they find the poor fellow a few hours later. If you poke a tickle stick into a crevasse and you hear a basso profondo croak/grunt, move on to the next spot. And carry a knife. Some folks have been found drowned by their catch bag or spear tether.

    I don't like spinner sharks when they come in bunches. They give me the willies and have attacked and rammed me. The 'Glades has twenty odd species that may be bigger than you and the boat you paddled out on. And that doesn't count the snakes. I get a bit cautious when they get bigger than 12 feet and 100 pounds. We could have done with out those.
     
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    PAR,

    A house, a car, boat, motorcycle and whole lot of $$ later I saw IT! Whatever "IT" is....leaves your head spinning and the cheek sides hurting..
     
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    Anchor off and go for a swim? NO! Not if that thing is hiding below the surface....
     
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    Swimming with Nile Crocs

    Africa's Nile crocodiles can grow up to 20 feet long, weigh as much as a car, and bite as hard as a T-Rex. So why does Anderson Cooper get in the water with them?

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50143486n
     
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    He likes guys with big mouths . . .
     
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    He was working above his pay scale while rising to his level of incompetence. It makes me realize I've never seen a one armed reporter.
     
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    revisiting the Goliath Grouper I mentioned in a previous post -

     
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    One day a father gets out of work and on his way home he suddenly remembers that it's his daughter's birthday. He pulls over to a Toy Shop and asks the sales person, "Good afternoon. How much for one of those Barbie's in the display window?"

    The salesperson answers, "Which one do you mean, Sir? We have:
    - Work Out Barbie for $19.95
    - Beach Barbie for $19.95
    - Disco Barbie for $19.95
    - Ballerina Barbie for $19.95
    - Astronaut Barbie for $19.95
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    and we have this Divorced Barbie for $265.95".

    The amazed father asks: "It's what?!? Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.95 and all the others only $19.95?"

    "Oh Sir", says the salesman, "it's because Divorced Barbie comes with Ken's Car, Ken's House, Ken's Boat, Ken's Hi-fi, Ken's Furniture..."
     

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