--This picture is of a small Goonch--
I'm not an amphibious individual, so the ocean, sea, or swimming pool are not going to be places I frequent.
However being the cautious individual I am, I make a point of knowing all the predatory animals and their natural habitats.....so humour me;
Lions - African plains, (Kenya, South Africa to name but 2 places)
Tigers - Asian jungle, (India, Siberia to name but 2 places)
Sharks - Australian, Pacific, African coasts/oceans
OK so your getting the picture....you know the beasts above and are familiar with their varied abilities and strengths... Right, well ladies and gentlemen I bring you "The Goonch" ....yes that's right "The Goonch"......"what is it, with a name like that it can't be scary" I hear you say?.........Wrong!
--This is a man eating Goonch--
A distant cousin of the 'Cat Fish'(Siluriformes) this bad boy can grow to 200lbs and 6ft long. "The Goonch" inhabits many waters of the world but attention needs to be drawn to the Goonch's of India. Apparently they have been accused of "developing a taste" for human flesh!
I know crazy right? So here's how it happens, in India the remains of funeral pyres are set into the Great Kali river, this river is inhabited by,....you guessed it, "The Goonch", so the remains of people past have been consumed by the behemoth fishzilla and thus a thirst for more was born.
Despite my somewhat 'blahzay' account of this it is quite serious, the Goonch's have been hunting live humans! However there have only been 3 reported instances of Goonch's snatching people.
Amongst the victims are one 18yr old last week, a 17yr old in April 1988 and then 3 months later another young boy was pulled below the surface.
People please don't swim, bath or play in the Great Kali river, it could be the end of you!
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Asked by Simple Simon at 9:26 pm