A nature lover has saved a catfish that bit off more than it could chew when it swallowed a basketball which just would not sink.
TheÂ manÂ saw a basketball bobbing on the surfaceÂ ofÂ a lake in the American state of KansasÂ and went to investigate.
Much to his surprise, he discoveredÂ a flathead catfishÂ that hadÂ bitten off more thanÂ it could chewÂ by trying to swallow a basketball.
The fish was completly exhausted from trying to diveÂ withÂ its flotsome fare, which popped it back to the surface each timeÂ it tried toÂ dive.
The concerned rescuer tried unsuccessfully to free the hapless fish from its unfortunate predicament.
Finally, he and his wife improvised aÂ solution by slashing, and thereby deflating, theÂ basketball.