Fish with ‘two mouths’ leaves the internet in shock. (Image: Facebook)
A woman who went fishing with her husband in upstate New York couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw a strange-looking fish hooked on to her bait. The woman named Debbie Geddes, who is a professional angler reeled in a fish with two mouths on Lake Champlain.“When this particular fish bit, it felt like I had a nice fish on. I actually commented, ‘I hope it’s as big as it feels!’ When we got it in the boat I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! Two mouths! And yet this fish was healthy and thriving! Pretty amazing!” Geddes told reporters.
A photo of the fish was posted on Facebook by Knotty Boys Fishing, a fishing team that competes in local bass tournaments, and it has been widely shared around the world. Two headed Lake Trout caught by a co-worker Debbie Geddes a few days ago on Lake Champlain," read the caption.
Since being shared online, the photo of the fish with two mouths has collected more than 6,000 'shares' and over a thousand comments. While one user commented, ''Speaking as a biologist, I think it is a deformity. Something went awry embryologically," another wrote, ''It's not a two headed trout...it's an old injury! Most likely from improper handling/release.''