Monster Quest

My oldest son Graham and I love to watch, Monster Quest, it’s a show on The History Channel and this is how their website describes their show. 

From Bigfoot to Swamp Beast, Monster Quest reveals the truth of legendary monster sightings around the world. Deploying the latest in hi-tech equipment, each episode scientifically examines the best evidence available, from pictures and video, to hair and bones, as well as the eyewitness accounts themselves. From pilots to policemen to ship captains, a number of seemingly credible people have seen things they can’t explain. One part history, one part science and one part monsters, Monster Quest discovers the truth behind these legendary monsters.

A couple weeks ago we were watching an episode about man-eating fish.

I think it was people in some sort of Amazon village being interviewed and one was talking about her cousin being eaten, not by a piranha………………..but a catfish!

Catfish? Wha?

Legend has it there’s some catfish big enough to eat a small child in Alabama.

Well you can just forget the idea of me setting foot in any freshwater lakes again. Yeah right, like I’d do that living here in good ole Florida anyways. Not interested in being gator bait. Unless of course the gator was a football player. Relax pjdaddy, you know I’d never leave you for a college football player, they’d have to be pro.

Now I won’t ever say that things like Big Foot or aliens aren’t real because I just don’t know, but you know how all those crazy scientists are, they’re pretty certain nothing fun exists.

I beg to differ.

Imagine my surprise when I saw the youtube video below of a fish swooping up and eating a duck whole. If there’s a video of a fish eating a duck that big, who’s to say there isn’t one that could conceivably consume a small child?

[WARNING] The following video is not for the faint of heart, in other words, those of you who are freaking crybabies. [UPDATE] please don’t let your kids watch the video till you’ve seen if first, so you can see if it’s age appropriate for them.

h/t mesablue


  1. PJM
    in Ouachita Parish, Louisana in 1986 they pulled a 220 lb Channel Cat up from under the lock and dam there

    awesomely scary , if i can find the pix ill scan and send to Graham

  2. I am thinking this catfish could eat all the PJM offspring for appetizers.

  3. I hate you…and it’s obvious someone did NOT watch the video.

  4. did I mention I hate you?

  5. awesomely scary , if i can find the pix ill scan and send to Graham


  6. yeah, that’s the reaction I had after watching the video too kare-kare. It’s sad to see a poor little ducky’s life get snuffed in such a manner.

  7. I almost had a heart attack. :-(

  8. bleck. that’s not kind. expecting a fish… oh well. at least it didn’t have audio. ;D

    thanks for the post anyway…

  9. You know people go down into swamps and stick their entire fist into tree stumps and stuff hoping that a catfish eats their hand? It’s called “Noodling”. I know – crazy, right?

    Ooo, I knew I’d written about this – check out those youtube videos. It’s like…backwoods fish porn.


    p.s. Awesome duck eating video.

  10. You know, we thought we caught one of those in Lake Jennings…

    Turns out it was just a drunk El Cap grad…

    (Go Norsemen!)

  11. Glad I didn’t have my kids watch that with me – they’d never want to go fishing again! (or to bed at night). Eeek!

  12. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Ducks are tasty!

  13. Ah, I’m sorry guys. I’d hoped I’d put a good enough warning on the video because I don’t want anyone to get really, really askeered.

    joycebrandonarts, I put a different warning up there because the LAST thing I want are for kids not to go to bed at night. I do NOT want very tired parents coming after me the next day because their kids slept with them the night before.

    random- I’d never heard of “Noodling” and I think people that do that are batshit crazy, or off the set of “Jackass”…….that was redundant wasn’t it?

    Nigel- hahaha, I love Lake Jennings. Fun to camp there and I don’t have to worry about alligators.

    Airdale- I’m thinking we should get a turducken recipe

  14. Thank goodness I’ve seen enough of those videos to suspect that was what I was in for.

  15. Yup. I was kinda sorta expecting it, too. Plus, I’d rather see that than a catfish eating a duck.

    My stepfather worked for the Corps of Engineers, sometimes as a diver. He had to dive to inspect dams — which he did by feel, as the visibility was zero. He said some VERY very big things brushed past him while he held the line.

  16. Thank you for that. I now am going to have to toss in a cup of bleach with the load of wash that ends up having this pair of panties in it.

    Hell, I’ll just throw them away.

  17. I just poked myself in the eye watching that. You suck pajama mamma!
    I’m sending you my undies to throw in that wash load Auds…

  18. shannon- I showed this to my older 3 kids and they were like, “but when does the duck get eaten?”

    sweasel- that would freak me the eff out. seriously. I cringe thinking about that.

    auds and bookmamma- that thing scared the heck out of me too. the first thing I thought when I saw the title was, “Oh, this is probably like those fish Graham and I were watching on Monsterquest” which is exactly why I did this post like this.

    You suck pajama mamma! truly, there must be something wrong with me because I find those words so funny. I’m so demented I’ll prolly grow up to be a cereal killer

  19. I’m sitting here laughing my ass off. I showed it to my daughter and she screamed at me. BWHAHA…

  20. Ugh. I hate those videos… Thankfully I expected it before it happened. I’ve seen enough of them and yet still fall for them.

    Nice try though. :)

  21. PJ Momma – youre first cameo! How come no makeup?

    (Hahahahaha. Getting you back for that scare. Yes, I jumped)

  22. Got to experience a shot gun today….WOW!

  23. We used to fish for striped bass by the damn because the churning of the water would make it rich with oxygen which caused the fish to grow more than usual.

  24. becky- you’re a girl after my own heart

    T- I’ll get you my pretty

    dadshouse- hahaha, you know I love it when you’re mean to me, it’s hawt.

    kare-kare- I tried to call you last night. You’re just going to have to quit the sheriff’s academy because I can’t get ahold of you anymore and that’s unacceptable

    forged- that’s an interesting thought. I’d never have thought of that in a million years. Boys get to know all this cool stuff

  25. Well, hawt dawg. Scizzy.

  26. 4 realz

  27. You’re just going to have to quit the sheriff’s academy because I can’t get ahold of you anymore and that’s unacceptable

    um, negative.

  28. I was telling Xbrad a few days ago, The freakiest thing I have done was for my certification for a night diving cert. I had to go out into the gulf in the pitch black, swim 25 kicks W, 25 N, 25 E, and 25 S. I had 5 min to do it. They turned the light on and graded you by how close you were to where you started.

    I passed, but swimming underwater at night in the open gulf of mexico, and your compass it the only light you see is freaky

    My cave diving cert was fun compared to night diving

  29. I passed, but swimming underwater at night in the open gulf of mexico, and your compass it the only light you see is freaky

    I’m not sure if I would be able to stay out of my head…..I think I would panic.

  30. Kare-Kare
    At first it was cool, Thoughts like “I am flying through the night”, then the doubts “what if I am off course”, then by the last leg of the box, “what was that? don’t sharks feed at night?” then lastly 18, 19, 20, “sharks!” “shut up!” 21, 22, 23, “sharks!” “Shut Up!”
    24, 25. “There Done”, … …. …. When is that D*@# light going to turn on!!!!!!!!

    “SHARKS!!!!!!!” “Shut Up!!!!!!!!”

    Hey cool the light is right there!

  31. Vmaximus
    That is so funny….that is me! Sometimes I need to tell myself to NOT go upstairs (my head) because I can mind eff things like you wouldn’t believe!

    These days I’ve been convincing myself that I will do fine with the gas mask and clearing the chamber, although when I have to take it off and that gas hits my lungs…..HOLY HELL! Answer their questions, place it back on and clear that chamber. Repeat.
    I believe I will be hit with some pepper balls but I’m not too worried about that or the O.C. spray….we shall see.

  32. Hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm, I so wish I was there when all that was happening to you.

    Is there some way I can volunteer to be the one who asks you the questions?

  33. Is there some way I can volunteer to be the one who asks you the questions?

    Let me guess….you’d ask something like, “Sing R.E.M.’s -It’s the End of the World…correctly.”

    Ma’am yes Ma’am….uh…speeded up a knot speed, ladder starts to clatter with a fear fight down….crap…’s the end of the world as we know it….we didn’t start the fire…we didn’t light it but we can’t fight it…..uh……. (cadet Kare-Kare FAIL!)

  34. Bwaahahahahah!!!!!! OMG! I thought I was gonna pee my pants! I laughed so hard I cried! OMG! I ussually hate stuff like that but it hit me just right this morning. Thanks!
    (wandered over from A Bit Squirrelly)

  35. I have never done the gas mask thing. I think that most people in the military go through it at some point, so do not worry too much. I pepper sprayed someone once. 5 – 10 second lag time then he went running away. I think I read something recently here is a link

  36. Thats so funny. I was really expecting a fish/duck thing! lol.

  37. Dammit. I can’t believe I fell for that – and damned near soiled myself, too.

  38. Dammit! I HATE those stupid things and I fall for them every time!! I really wanted to see a fish swallow a duck whole, too. Oh well. BTW, we have a real drafting table we aren’t using (my mother-in-law is an artist) so if you’re interested e-mail me and I’ll send you pictures and what-not.

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