Giant catfish eats mobile phone

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A visitor to a zoo aquarium yesterday left without his mobile phone after it was eaten by a 90cm/36" long catfish, says the Daily Mirror.

A visitor to a zoo aquarium yesterday left without his mobile phone after it was eaten by a 90cm/36" long catfish, says the Daily Mirror.

Peter Garland was visiting Marwell Zoo in Winchester, Hampshire, when he leaned over the pool and heard his Nokia phone and his camera fall into the water.

Peter told the Mirror: "I reached the camera but this big fish came out of nowhere and ate my phone as it sank.

"There were about 50 people around the pool asking me to ring it to see which fish vibrated.

"I rang Orange to tell them but they were laughing so much they put me on hold for 15 minutes."

The fish regurgitated the phone the following day.

Large catfishes, such as Red tail catfishes, often swallow large foreign objects and PFK has previously reported fish that have swallowed a variety of things, ranging from tank cleaning magnets to pairs of spectacles.