A guy saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange like and when he went to investigate, it was a flat head catfish with a child's basketball stuck in its mouth and the pictures tell the rest of the story. His wife did have to cut the ball in order to deflate the ball and release the catfish.
This catfish really did bite off more than it could chew. One thing I do know is that where catfish are concerned, fact can be stranger than fiction. According to urban legend, divers in the U.S. have seen catfish the size of automobiles lurking in the deep waters at the base of dams, but in other parts of the world, Southeast Asia for example, giant catfish weighing as much as 600 lbs. are a reality.
South America is home to "talking catfish" which make croaking sounds by rubbing their pectoral fins against their shoulder bones. Most amazing of all is the dread candiru, a tiny, one-inch specimen native to the Amazon Basin. It is known for crawling into people's genital openings and painfully lodging itself in the urethra by means of its prickly gill spines.