Animals: Fish up a Tree

A workman trimming a big tree in Tuscarawas Park at New Philadelphia, Ohio one day last week, suddenly gasped and stared. There, in a rain-filled crevice, 40 ft. above ground, alive and wriggling, lay a 7-in. catfish. Goggle-eyed with wonder, the sawyer carried it down, threw it in a nearby lake. The catfish swam swiftly away.

Park Superintendent W. E. Geiser concluded that a kingfisher must have carried the catfish aloft. Not even a climbing perch (Anabas scandens) could have shinnied up 40 ft. A small, dark green fish with dusky bands,...

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