A Russian fisherman was fishing in a small river using ordinary night crawlers as bait, when he caught an unusual looking fish. Not only didn’t it resemble any fish he had ever seen but when he opened the fish’s mouth there was a nasty set of sharp teeth. No one has yet to been able to identify the fish and some suspect that the fish could be mutated from another fish. Some have speculated that it could be a type of piranha.
In the Kama River in central Russia’s Udmurt Republic, a group of fishermen caught this massive—and highly unusual—fish using only simple earthworms as bait. They had no clue what they’d found.
Estimated to be at least two feet long, its identity stumped everyone. The fishermen suggested that it might have been a mutated freshwater fish called the Chinese sleeper (Perccottus glenii), which originates from eastern Asia’s Amur River.
Others claimed that the toothy fish was a piranha or an eel, though that seemed unlikely. What could have caused such a strange mutation in this fish? Nobody seemed to know for sure.
Whatever this strange fish was—and wherever it came from—we just know one thing: we don’t want to go anywhere near it!
I think I know what it is. It is incentive to give up swimming in a river. The choppers on that thing could take a huge chunk out of you. Of course, biologists are constantly discovering new species or even species thought to be extinct. It’s also possible that the fish came from the ocean and got into the river by accident. There are many possibilities. What do you think it is?