Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Have You Seen This? Playing with the fishes

  • Watch a fish voluntarily making contact with a human, seemingly wanting to be pet like a cat.
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  • FISHINGTON - Sure, people keep fish as pets, but it's not because they are known for being excellent playfellows. In fact, my lifetime-acquired knowledge tells me fish are good for eating, decorating dentist's offices and a little recreational fishing. Additionally, from what little I know about fish (one Internet search), I would think that they would instinctually shy away from being pet or scheduling massages, because their immune system includes a slimy membrane to stave of parasites and germs. If that membrane gets rubbed off, it's a huge hazard to a fish's health. So it blows my mind that this fish not only swims up to a human, but it seems to be enjoying the human contact. And it keeps coming back for more pets, even after it's tossed away. My 100 percent plausible, hole-less theories are as follows:
  • The man petting the fish is a distant relative of Greek gods Triton and Poseidon, so he has to power to command one fish in the sea.
  • The man learned a little too well from Ernie on Sesame Street about how to call fish.
  • The fish is a loner who has finally found a friend.
  • The fish has watched too much TV and wishes it were a cat.
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