Frankenfish Caught in Virginia
A Virginia man has reportedly broken two world records by catching a massive "Frankenfish" in June! 27-year-old plumber and fishing enthusiast Caleb Newton, of Spotsylvania County, caught the 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead fish during a fishing tournament in northern Virginia. The International Game Fish Association has confirmed that Newton has broken two world records -- both the all-tackle record for the northern snakehead and the record for the 20-pound line class -- with the gargantuan snakehead, also known as a "Frankenfish," the report notes. Newton said it only took him about a minute to get it into the boat, and the 3-foot long fish barely fit into his cooler. The northern snakehead is a huge carnivorous predator with razor sharp teeth, that can breathe air and survive for up to four days out of water. Oh, and it "walks" across land by wriggling its body across the ground! It has no known predators-- except for awesome fisherman like Caleb Newton.
(Source Free Lance Star)