A guy who lives at Lake Conroe
(50 miles north of Houston ) saw a ball
bouncing around kind of strange in the lake
and went to investigate.
It turned out to be a flathead catfish who
obviously tried to swallow a basketball
became stuck in its mouth!!
The fish was totally exhausted from trying
dive, but unable to because the ball would
always bring him back up to the surface.
The guy tried numerous times to get the ball
but was unsuccessful. He finally had his
wife cut the ball in order to deflate it and
release the hungry catfish.
You probably wouldn't have believed this,
if you hadn't seen the following pictures...