Catfish eats pet dog
German anglers have turned out in force to try and catch a giant catfish that has eaten a pet dog.
The now almost five-foot-long catfish has been making waves in the small lake in Gueldendorf near Frankfurt-an-der-Oder for several years.
As well as emptying the lake of most of the other fish, it has now added a small dachshund dog to its list, reports the Berliner Kurier.
German TV quoted the dog's owner as saying the dog had been swimming for a stick when it was suddenly pulled under the water and did not resurface.
She believed the dog had been eaten by the catfish.
Lutz Affedlt, head of the Gueldendorfer Fisherman's Club, says the fish was probably planted in the lake by someone.
Several club members say they have had the giant fish on their lines, but that it has always escaped.
Attempts to net the giant catfish, to shoot it and to use electroshocks to stun it have so far also failed.
Report By Henri Banks