You just never know how or when the Fates will catch up to you. This story from Listverse is bizarre to say the least!
The Vengeful Catch
Photo credit: aquacultureservices.blogspot.com
In 2016, Tanzanian fisherman Robert Mwaijega, 47, and a few friends had spent the day catching a healthy number of perege, a fish native to Tanzania, many of which were still alive and flopping about on the basin by their feet. Suddenly, one fish gave an extra-spirited flop which sent it high into the air and straight into Robert’s mouth.
As Robert’s stunned friends watched helplessly, the fish quickly wriggled its way down Robert’s throat and into his chest. As one of the men bluntly put it, “We tried to assist him, but we couldn’t do much.”
Amazingly, Robert survived his journey to the hospital despite barely being able to breathe. He expired as doctors were readying to perform emergency surgery, which they did anyway to remove the killer fish from the chest of the deceased. A local village leader described the event as “unprecedented.”
Ya know, I've been finned, bitten, hooked, and gaffed while catching fish, but I've never had one force their way down my through before. I hope that I never do, either. Must be a terrible way to go.
Coffee out on the patio this morning. A little cool front is on the way, so they say.