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Giant Catfish Ransacks Home

Initially thought to be a burglary

A marauding giant catfish ransacked the home of a Chinese couple in Xinjiang Province after they briefly left the door open before heading out for work. When Xu Xianmin and his wife returned home and found their table turned over and bottles strewn about, they immediately feared that burglars had broken in. But as Xu began cleaning up the detritus, his hand brushed something cold, slippery, and wriggling. After consulting with his neighbors, Xu discovered that the home-wrecker was a large catfish. "No thieves would leave a giant fish in the house while stealing nothing,” he said. “And it's not possible that someone threw the fish in through the window, as the door and windows were locked.” While there are no ponds or rivers near the Xianmin residence, catfish can survive for prolonged periods out of water.

Via Orange News

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