When a young woman went for a swim in an idyllic south Bavarian region, she got more than she bargained for.
The woman was swimming in a lake in Straubing-Bogen in southeastern Bavaria when the huge flesh-eating fish bit into her leg, the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) reported on Wednesday.
She immediately turned round and was able to swim back to the shore in safety. But the large bite left in her leg allowed experts to estimate that the beast – a wels catfish – that had a nip at her was around two metres in length, about 6.5 feet.
An expert from the Bavarian Fishing Association told the SZ that such incidents are not wholly uncommon, especially when the male is protecting a pair’s eggs.
Source: Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavaria, Germany