Thursday 1 December 2011

Black Panther sighting and giant fish caught.

Despite scientific skepticism, black panther sighting reported in St. Tammany
By The Times-Picayune
About nine months after a rash of supposed black panther sightings in the New Orleans area, employees of a St. Tammany Parish office building reported seeing such an animal Tuesday to the Sheriff's Office. Experts have discarded North American black panthers as myths, but the unidentified people working in a building on the service road near the Interstate 12 westbound entrance ramp from U.S. 190 south of Covington nonetheless called deputies about noon and said they had seen one in the area. Someone snapped a photograph of the animal and provided it to the agency, which is in the process of consulting the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on the matter, sheriff's spokesman Capt. George Bonnett said.

One slippery customer: Angler snares deadly 20st stingray after four-hour battle
By Lucy Buckland
It was the most exhausting and dangerous catch of his career. When British angler Jeremy Wade decided to grapple with one of the world's biggest and deadliest freshwater fish he never imagined he would win the battle. But the 53-year-old managed to snare the 20 stone monster short-tailed stingray in Argentina after a tiring four hour standoff on the River Parana near Buenos Aires.
The flat fish is one of the heaviest found in the world's freshwater rivers and has been known to kill people with its lethal and poisonous barb. The four hour stalemate was only broken when the fish became tired and Mr Wade was finally able to lift it towards the surface.

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