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Priest Lake Fish Yields Human Finger

A fisherman cleaning a large lake trout he caught at Priest Lake found a human finger inside. Detectives were able to get a fingerprint off the severed digit and track it back to the owner: a 31-year-old wakeboarder who lost four fingers from his left hand during an accident on the lake more than two months earlier. On Sept. 11, Nolan Calvin reported that while fishing on the west side of Priest Lake, he caught a large lake trout, the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office said. Calvin began to clean the fish and discovered what he believed to be a human finger inside the fish. He put the finger on ice and reported the incident to the sheriff’s office. Detectives confirmed the finger was human and discovered there was sufficient ridge detail to obtain a latent fingerprint. Detectives began to search for a possible victim/Scott Maben, SR. More here. (Wikipedia photo of a mackinaw/lake trout)


Clark: PETA-philes Dumber Than Fish

Kooky members of PETA want us to stop fishing because fish can feel pain and are intelligent. Yeah? Well I’ve never heard of a fish passing the Mensa entrance exam. And if fish are such geniuses why haven’t they figured out how to avoid all the nets, hooks and tuna cans? True, a blowfish could fill in for our county prosecutor without anyone noticing. But the same could be said for a hand puppet or a peanut shell. Fish IQ aside, there’s no question about the three shirtless actors who pretended to be dead fish in a Wednesday PETA protest in Spokane. They’re dumber than a box of bait/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: Who's smarter — a crappie or your average, topless PETA protester?

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