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Monster catch

Monster catch (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

Sun, December 30, 2012 - 12:05 AM

What would you do if you came face to face with a five-foot-plus cephalopod?

For the layman, this is the species of animal that comprises octopuses and squids.

For most of us, this would not be for consideration at all; but for fishermen St Clair Leslie and Roy Thompson, it was exactly the question they had to answer.

“We went snapper fishing from Wednesday. And on Thursday we had small squid as bait when this [cephalopod] came biting,” said Leslie.

And he was all for hauling it up, but partner Thompson had a different view.

“If that start crawling ’bout the boat, next thing you hear two men missing at sea?” he said.

In a compromise, they trapped it, bringing it ashore boat-side yesterday.

Here, Thompson (left) and Leslie displaying the large squid they caught on Thursday. (CA)

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 9 months ago
I wud have been scared, Great Catch Fellas! Don't eat it grin

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 9 months ago
"For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the SEA, and ALL that is in them....." Give Him glory people, give Him glory. Good for the fisherbrothers. Now what's to be done with the catch?

A blessed '13 to Nation staff, fellow readers/bloggers and all members of the Bajan family wherever you reside. Love yuh much.

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Posted by Janet Mayers 1 year, 9 months ago
Oh the wonders of the deep blue planet.God blessed you gentlemen with great courage.
The sight of one moving tentacle would have changed the rhythm of my heart.
May you catch much fish(snappers and the like) during the coming year.A prosperous 2013 to you.

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