The “giant man-eating mutant catfish” mystery.

An email recently doing the rounds in China tells the story of the capture of a giant catfish caught in a reservoir in Guandong. The story goes that several people had mysteriously died swimming there and that they had investigated in the reasons to these unexplained death and found this beast:

A 3 metre long “man-eating” catfish whose head was 1 meter wide. The email also said that they had found the remains of a man inside so, due to fear of the story impacting on local tourism, the government had placed an embargo on the news.

A giant mutant catfish or a whale shark? The government say whale shark, the locals say man eating mutant catfish. More infomation about the possible hoax and pictures of the dissection at Shanghaiist