Most season anglers know that just about anything can happen while they are out on the lake. Things like lost fishing rods, tackle boxes going overboard, and missing the “big one” are common occurrences, but every once in a while things happen that shock even the most seasoned angler. For example, on Monday News.com.au reported an Australian man was stunned when he looked inside his catch's mouth and discovered a live frog tucked inside.
News.com.au reports that Angus James, a professional field angler with Tackle Tactics, said he was unhooking a jungle perch he has just landed when he looked in its mouth and saw something green. James told reporters that he thought he was looking at grass until the creature blinked.
After realizing he was actually looking at a living frog in the fish's mouth, James, who always carries a camera with him, took out his camera and snapped a photo that has made him an internet sensation. James said after he snapped the now famous photo, the frog leaped from the fish's month, and disappeared.
James reportedly said that people from all over the world have commented on his photo, and added that some have commented in languages he doesn't even understand. James says that most people say that the little frog got a second chance at life.
Reports indicate that James was fishing in a lake an hour north of Townsville, Queensland in Australia when he hooked the jungle perch. Jungle perch are native to Australia, and can grow to be a good size. Weighing in around six pounds when fully grown, these fish can be close to 17 inches long. They are known to live in fast moving water, in shaded areas with vegetation.
Jungle perch are known to be omnivorous, and reportedly like to feed on other fish for the most part. Luckily, for fish in question, jungle perch aren't a popular food item for the humans that catch them.