Fish's Last Meal Sprang Back to Life

When angler John Berzins and guide Al Simson of Kettafly hooked a saratoga fish, they didn't expect to find a skink - the fish's last meal - inside its mouth. And they certainly didn't expect the partially digested skink to come back to life!

While they were taking photographs the fish started regurgitating its last meal _ the lizard _ which clearly should have been dead and looked dead with its lifeless eyes.

But as Simson continued taking photographs a miracle happened. "As I was looking through the lens of the camera I noticed that the once-glazed over eyes of the skink were now black," he said . "I said, `hey John, the skink's alive'. John said, `wow man, it just blinked at me, and look, it's breathing'."

The lizard began to struggle and with a little help from the fisherman it crawled from its captor's jaws. There were some teeth marks down its back and the tail was partially digested, but when they put it back on the river bank it happily scurried off.

Link (Photo: Al Simson) - via Underwater Times


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Happily? I'd certainly prefer being partially digested to being completely digested, but still. Digested. I doubt that makes for a happy skink.
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