A Missouri fisherman was in for the shock of his fishing career when he hauled in a largemouth bass that had a special surprise inside. He immediately knew this was something people would want to see and lucky for us he had a camera to capture the strange situation.
As he was reeling in the largemouth bass from his parents’ eight-acre pond, Monroe MacKinney was shocked by what he saw.
An eastern mole, commonly found throughout Missouri, appeared to be attempting to climb from the fish’s mouth; however, MacKinney soon realized it was dead. He posted the image on his Instagram acccount, where it soon went viral.
“[The mole] scared me a little, went to take my lure [out] and [I] almost dropped the fish… thought it was a turtle,” he wrote.
Commenters are perplexed by how the mammal came to be in the water in the first place. Moles live on land, spending most of their time digging tunnels and searching for food, such as earthworms and other underground insects.
It’s a common misconception that moles are blind, but they do have poor eyesight and are frequently colorblind. They’re adapted to live in low-oxygen environments underground.
His once in a lifetime catch has quickly caught the attention of people everywhere thanks to social media and quickly spread to news outlets all over the internet. Lucky he had his camera to capture the image. Share this with your friends.