Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Warning! May contain nuts!

I love the fact that when it's the summer holidays, the papers and news bulletins sometimes struggle to bring stories of sufficient gravitas so that they resort to tales of nonsense and hilarity.

Today's classic was about poor old Benson who was Britain's biggest common carp. According to the report, he was introduced into the lakes near Peterborough in England in 1995 and at the time of his death weighed 64lb (29kg), was aged between 20 and 25 and had been caught 63 times.

Apparently he was found floating on the surface of the water poisoned by uncooked nuts....

Now Benson is lying in a deep freeze waiting to be be put on display.

In case you want to know even more, you can read about it here



septembermom said...

Poor Benson to be done in by uncooked nuts! He really was a warrior fish to survive 63 catches.

On my edge sun said...

Soooo thats who my work colleague was going on about, he mentioned that Benson was dead I just thought it was a pet or something... stands to reason, he likes his fishing. Wonder if he was one of the 63 who had him on a hook?

Who would have thought nuts could kill a fish, living in ponds under tree's you'd think it was a bit of a design flaw?

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

ROFL, must have been a slow news day! Thanks for visiting my blog recently.