Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monster Fish Killed After Attacking Swimmers

Police have ended the reign of terror of a huge fish that was attacking swimmers in a Swiss lake. The zander, which was 70 centimetres long and weighed eight kilos was harpooned on after it bit six swimmers over the weekend, fish warden Fabio Croci said. Two swimmers were treated in hospital for bite wounds up to 10 centimetres long after being attacked on Lac Majeur, which borders Italy.
Caught out ... the zander was harpooned by police after it bit six swimmers
Police divers at first tried to capture the carnivorous fish with a net, but when this failed they pursued the zander with a harpoon and managed to kill it. The meat from the captured fish was served up to tourists at the lake. "It is quite unusual for zanders to bite humans", Mr Croci said, adding he suspected the fish was suffering from a hormonal imbalance which could be responsible for its aggression.