Catfish Are Walking the Streets of Florida

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Weird

This is no joke. Is anyone else concerned about this? These unholy things must be destroyed.
There are 106 comments:
Male 276
"WHO smuggled a pair of catfish to America in their suitcase?!"
Worl Health Orginization?
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Female 143
nifty wifty
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Female 486
WHO smuggled a pair of catfish to America in their suitcase?!
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Female 235
What if they teach all the other fish how to walk on land? I`m scared.
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Female 362
Ohhhh.
I want one.
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Female 282
i want one for my aquarium.
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Male 357
wtf
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Female 74
lol. i kinda think they are cute too. In a slimy way. poor things shall get run over. makes one wonder if they were introduced or not. lol. duh. juste triste :(
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Female 71
Aww. :D They`re cute!
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Female 5
Those are mississippi walking cat-fish that have a small lung that allow them to breath air for a short while while they look for a new pond or large puddle
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Female 368
cut and paste if u r an athiest now!!!

lol

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Female 10
So disgusting. Thanks god im in europe. With no ponds or any such close :D
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Male 269
Well I didn`t think of evolution as soon as I saw this. I was thinking of Nelson Muntz. So why are you people so concerned about the theory of evolution? Think how many accidents these would cause. And the children, PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Male 201
OMG!!!! EVERYONE GRAB UR SHOTGUN!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 17
evolutions awesome!!
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Female 90
"Duh!" Stupid bimbo. Probably thought it was funny too.
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Female 493
Is anyone else reminded of the movie Slither?


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Female 374
O_O what part of that is a cat?!
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Female 278
i think eels do that too, i have a pond outside my house and some how we got two eels in it.
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Female 1,697
OMG that`s so gross!!!!!!

Now I don`t know if I hate insects more or fishes

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Female 1,231
-squish-
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Female 943
this only means one thing!
more roadkill.
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Male 62
now we don`t even have to work to catch them
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Female 505
I`ve heard of walking catfish before.
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Female 779
Ick.
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Male 2,576
ONe thing I am glad to see is that even though My schedual does not permit to get into these debates anymore, people like Davymid and Maddog are still at it - good job guys.

I`ve also lost part of the will to do so because I`ve had an epiphany duringa debate - No matter how much evidence fact and logic is used, creationits, or "deists" will always almost always chose to just ignore it.

Saying something the the music of: "It does not proove anything to me"

They just flat out refuse to accept it.

And that is the dead on definition of "Delusional".


There, I`ve officially said it, creationists and Many Deists are Delusional.

Yes you are.

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Male 2,576
RyanF701 - Well, if you`ve read the this thread you`d know how.

Davy thinks too much? How about, Who`s "trying to start things" now?

Davy is injecting reasoned argument into a sea of ignorance. Sure, he could just shut up and the ignorance will continue to pile up unapposed, and then you`d be happy.

But that would make us unhappy as intellectual people can`t stand hearing or reading idiocies because it it`s a slap in the face to centuries of research, fact, and evidence.

So why do we speak up? Why are the people with reasoned argument challenged as opposed to the ones who say "Evolution FTW" ?

Because when you read reasoned argument with facts and evidence, it shows the flaws in your system of belief which it itself says is "Perfect", and it all crumbles down.

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Male 2,486
and I think Davymid cares FAR too much that someone disagrees with him on the internet.

Get used to it.

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Male 2,486
"
Suck it creationists. "

How is that sticking it to Creationists? lol.

Gotta love people who try to start sh*t when they don`t know their sh*t.

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Male 12,138
Now I could make other assumptions about Siyanor (e.g. views on religion, abortion, homosexuality, geological history, etc) and I`d lay money that probably be right, but as he doesn`t explicitly state I won`t make go there.

"Yet you pick on him."

Well, yes. Yes I do. But I`m also picking on everyone who watched this and thought the same as Siyanor (Nothing evolved!), the vast majority of whom I would consider to be, as you put it, dumbasses.

Peace out.

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Male 12,138
I make the following deductions from his statement:

(1) Evolution does not exist. I think the evidence of evolution is all around us, and this clip of catfish `walking` is about as compelling a video for the evidence for evolution as anything I`ve ever seen.

(2) Why would anyone feel the need be "concerned" about compelling evidence for anything? Unless of course that person had some predetermined world view to which such evidence is perceived as a threat which should cause concern? Someone who is NOT ignorant (by that I mean, someone who wants to increase their knowledge) should be open to such evidence. Hence my fingers-in-ears analogy.

(3) As you correctly pointed out, this is nothing to do with global warming as it`s an introduced species. A person with knowledge of animal migration processes, world geography or for that matter, global warming, would not draw such an erroneous conclusion. This further indicates ignorance.

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Male 12,138
"those people, supporting evolution without seemingly even getting what it`s about, are being a thousand times more ignorant than him."

Well, see to make a statement like that, we need to ascertain the relative ignorance of people posting "Evolution FTW" against the ignorance of Siyanor. Again, you`re assuming that the first group know nothing about evolution and are extremely ignorant. Well, they may or may not be, who can say from the evidence at hand (their posts).

Now let`s assess the ignorance of Siyanor. He explicitly states that:

""Nothing evolved (1). Walking catfish migrated from Asia to North America...There is no reason that this would concern anyone with a brain (2). All it is is more proof of global warming (3)."

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Male 12,138
^^ Oh, snap, Baalthazaq, why`d you go and call me a dumbass? Now I`ve gotta go fight back to make you look like a dumbass (which I know for a fact YOU are not, I like your posts).

"when he said they already existed in Asia, he was probably responding to the people before him who think these have spontaneously evolved in florida all of a sudden."

Who are these mystery people before him who said they spontaneously evolved in Florida? People who said "Evolution FTW!" are saying walking, air-breathing catfish are a pretty good modern indicator of the evolutionary process. I agree. No-one`s suggesting they spontaneously evolved in Florida mate. You`re making the exact same assumption that this dumbass did, and I know you`re smarter than that.

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Female 1,063
OverTheMoo : ZERO

Jesus: 1 plus ifinity

:-P

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Male 42
looks kinda gross..
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Female 460
Darwin: 1 Jesus: 0
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Female 1,186
"Oh noes my magikarp is evolving! oh ya!"

xD rotflmao

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Male 1,590
"Life would be so much simpler if I could just be INSTRUCTED what to believe in a book or whatever, and didn`t have to deal with all this cursed THINKING!"
Book, schmook. His (Siyanor`s) skull full of mush has obviously been corrupted by constant in-school viewings of Al Gore`s socialist propaganda film.

Or, maybe he`s saying the catfish migrated over here around the same time as the Native Americans did 10,000 years ago.

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Female 4,225
Maddog``s right.

Even- look up catastrophism and uniformitarianism. It should explain why they may think the way they do

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Female 1,470
EVOLUTION :)
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Male 477
Ghandi172...have Cthulhu and Dagon been giving you detailed schematics of the Deep Ones` plans?
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Male 57
My mom used to own one of those when she lived in Washington. thing kept hopping out of its aquarium and flopping it`s way down the hall into the bathroom, where it would slap itself on the floor, in order to tell people it was hungry. Damn smart fish if you ask me, dunno why it didn`t just go into the kitchen though, the tank was literally next to the kitchen door.
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Female 170
Anyone else think it was hopping around going "OOh HOT HOT HOT!!"
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Male 320
I want one, they look kwl.

Put one on a slide!!!

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Male 230
Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
1112 Posts Saturday, July 12, 2008 12:47:19 AM

those people, supporting evolution without seemingly even getting what it`s about, are being a thousand times more ignorant than him. Yet you pick on him.


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O.k then why don`t you tell us what evolution is all about? And how it doesn`t relate to fish that have learned to walk/slither across land and breath air?

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Male 118
Thank God for evolution.
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Male 3,369
Yeah..and your a dumbass for letting these fools think they have a leg to stand on with no credible evidence. Baalthazaq. Firstly it is a form of evolution. If a species can find a new enviroment, thrive and reproduce in it, that IS part evolution.
No..your part of the problem to, dumbass!
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Male 4,546
when he said they already existed in Asia, he was probably responding to the people before him who think these have spontaneously evolved in florida all of a sudden.

Particularly the "eat it creationists", and "Evolution... fundies... blah blah".

those people, supporting evolution without seemingly even getting what it`s about, are being a thousand times more ignorant than him. Yet you pick on him.

That`s your prejudice, not you "thinking with your cursed brain". Now, go tell the people who were dumbasses that they are dumbasses, because they`re dumbasses, rather than just picking the dumbasses that disagree with you.

Dumbass.

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Male 3,058
We should find the "exotic" fish fanatic that first imported the damn thing, and then decided it would be a good idea to release them into the wild.

And then kill him.

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Male 548
ahhh, evolution at its finest
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Male 182
Haha. I would love to see catfish scuttling across my street.
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Female 2,084
that`s pretty freaky.
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Male 62
LolCatfish macro picture: I HAZ WHSKRS.
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Male 272
this makes fishing easier.
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Male 741
gandhi172

That reminds me of
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyw0xeOwV...

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Female 119
ahhh step on it
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Female 280
you know what else walks across the street here in florida? alligators
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Female 280
gosh, that always happens here. didnt you people know?
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Female 306
Walking catfish were imported from Asia to Florida from trading. Some of them escaped and.. Viola!, they bred and reproduced.

Now as for evolution.. living organisms learn to do things in different ways so that it`s easier for them. When food is scarce in a pond, the catfish have over the years (a lot of them) physically evolved a body part that enables them to breathe air in order for their survival and they in all actuality slither like a snake/use their tails to hop and fins to slide to another food source.

You can`t assume that since God made the universe, that everything has to stay the same way and nothing changes. Things evolve, things change. We certainly have in our technologies. Why can`t other organisms? Viruses and bacteria are another example.

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Male 807
THIS IS INSANE!!

It would also scare the crap out of me.

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Male 132
Mylostdog, I live in MD also, it was Snakehead fish i believe your talking about
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Male 216
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OMGWTFBBQ
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Male 12,138
^^ "Walking catfish migrated from Asia to North America, likely because of global warming."

Sorry, I can`t resist having a second bite at this one. Siyanor, are you proposing (with a straight face), that they "migrated" from Asia direct to Florida (because of global warming, obviously)?

That`s a pretty serious f*cking migration. Apprently they also figured out how to fly along the way (see, ^^ gandhi`s on to something here).

^^ "There is no reason that this would concern anyone with a brain."

Curse this brain, but I was born with it, and I must come to terms with the fact that it will be with me for the rest of my life. It makes me do weird things like analyse, rationalise, ask for sources, and even on occasion look
at the odd map now and again.

Life would be so much simpler if I could just be INSTRUCTED what to believe in a book or whatever, and didn`t have to deal with all this cursed THINKING!

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Male 12,138
^^ "THEY ALREADY EXISTED IN ASIA. Nothing evolved. Walking catfish migrated from Asia to North America, likely because of global warming. There is no reason that this would concern anyone with a brain. All it is is more proof of global warming."

Is it possible, just possible, that they evolved in ASI...

You know, you know what, forget it. I give up, you`re right. Evolution`s all bollocks.

I`m not even going to try anymore. It`s like trying to explain the concept of colour to someone who`s blind. Which is difficult already, but this person is also deaf. Thing is, they`ve been blind since birth, whereas the deafness is due to their stubborn refusal to take their fingers out of their f*cking ears.

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Male 108
why is anyone surprised by this? Catfish have done this for as lone as I can remember. Hooray evolution!
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Male 703
so much for fishing... just go fish picking up..
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Male 288
First our streets then our homes, kill em all!
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Male 1,220
well that makes fishing a hell of a lot easier!
no wonder old people move to florida, they can just run `em over!
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Male 184
They`re probably loaded with lead too! (They came from Asia.)
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Female 687
EWWWWWW they look like giant worms :[
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Male 313
pffff. I can do that.
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Female 150
eww...
those things are walking around over here?
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Male 2,028
That is pretty interesting. It would be even more interesting if they eventually evolve legs and such, and then after a large amount of time become fish-people who will originally live in the lower class of the human society, but then they will begin to mentally and physically evolve even more and will soon be considered equals, but then... they will continue their evoluion at an alarming rate that greatly surpasses our own and will eventually take over the world!!! THEY WILL COLONIZE THE WATERS AND WILL LEARNS FROM OUR MISTAKES. THEY WILL BE THE PERFECT SPECIES, CONTROLLING LAND AND SEA, AND HEY, MAYBE THEY`LL FLY TOO, WHO KNOWS. Hmm...I think I may be gettinbg a little carried away. I really should write my ideas in a book instead of posting them on the comments of IAB...
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Female 450
Oh noes my magikarp is evolving! oh ya! :-)
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Female 4,225
Also,no proof of evolution my ass
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Female 25
Ew gross :P
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Male 788
haha seen that on the news today...in Canada...
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Female 4,225
Yay Futurama.

Ohh...ccrraapp....

This can`t be good. Someone catch them, guy them and then cook them. Thing is I don`t think that`s the same sort of catfiosh I ate at the Chessecake Factory

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Female 657
Awesome. So kinda like a mudskipper?

Why is this a bfd?

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Female 1,142
So what now?
Fish X-ing signs?
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Female 662
I feel bad for it. I kind of want to collect random ones on the street and put them in a pond... but thats just me. xD
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Male 205
Wow... I would love to go fishing for those :D

No fishing rod, just a pair of firm boots to crack their skulls with :D

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Male 3,369
Siyanor
Male, 13-17, Western US
317 Posts Friday, July 11, 2008 5:44:27 PM
Umm.. as was said in the news reports...

THEY ALREADY EXISTED IN ASIA.
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Yeah..we know. Wierd thing...Survival of ....

Hell, you knw thes rest!

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Male 3,369
Evolution...drating up the fundies since 1967!
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Female 471
i live in maryland and we had a similar situation in the chesapeake bay.. aparently it was really bad news because they eat e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g and really screw with the food chain. might be a dif fish then the one in this report, but same idea.. fish crossing land that can breathe air..

o snap! evolution.

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Male 1,184
Umm.. as was said in the news reports...

THEY ALREADY EXISTED IN ASIA.

Nothing evolved. Walking catfish migrated from Asia to North America, likely because of global warming. There is no reason that this would concern anyone with a brain. All it is is more proof of global warming.

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Male 335
look like giant slugs. Dare I say they`re kinda cute tho? 0.o
--BBW
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Female 193
yup, its true. i live in florida and just the other day i was walking to my friends house and i saw a catfish smashed in the road because i guess it was hit by a car. it was disguisting!
and i also saw a live one about two years ago at my school.
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Male 7,933
"Mmmmmmm, catfish nuggets...."

Its called Mcdonalds


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Male 2,788
now we dont even have to fish for them!
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Male 2,788
the next step in man`s evolution..
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Female 252
Gee, some things from Asia should stay in Asia. Like tentacle sex. That shouldn`t be brought here.
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Male 2,506
OMG ALIENS
i see a beetle i poo myself, imagine one of those oversized beetles, wow they are gonna become head crabs from Half Life 2
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Male 967
Mmmmmmm, catfish nuggets....
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Female 532
That newsreader puts me in a stabby mood.

I`d release snakes to eat the catfish...I wouldn`t be able to stand them.

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Male 741
Wasn`t there some creatures like this mention in the earlier animated evolution post?
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Male 81
Suck it creationists.
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Male 1,244
jangofett600 - I saw that last night too. I was really expecting this to be a story by the onion though.
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Female 186
oooohwee dat sum good eatin rit dare cher
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Male 3,301
Mmm, whose hungry?
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Male 7,933
*pulls out shot-gun*
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Male 122
evolution ftw
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Male 418
MMmmmmm...looks yummy!
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Male 47
THAT WAS ON THE FUTURAMA EPISODE I SAW LAST NIGHT!!

"Welcome to Florida!
Official State Jokes:
Old people
Catfish
Recounts"
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!

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Male 407
Oh SHI-. this is exactly like that one horror manga GYO.

CRAP.

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Male 20,825
Link: Catfish Are Walking the Streets of Florida [Rate Link] - This is no joke. Is anyone else concerned about this? These unholy things must be destroyed.
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