happyrock
3 years ago10,000+ Views
Fish name: Bullhead catfish US location: Anywhere in the continental US exception Washington and Oregon. More common on the east half, but has been introduced on the west coast as well. Why they're dangerous?: The dorsal fin and side fin spikes can leave a nasty sting. Should I be concerned?: If you're catching them, you should be aware of the sting that can be inflicted. Even the most experienced catfisherman have been stung, and more often than not you'll get stuck. Bullhead catfish don't seem to carry poison in their spines, but the puncture and skin irritation can cause swelling, soreness, and pain for a few days. Remedies: Vinegar or urine on the wound can help. Rubbing the cat's belly on the wound has also been suggestion, but I'm not sure about that one. It's best to just clean the wound and monitor it for signs of infection.
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@happyrock thanks, but no thanks! I'll just let someone else get these guys off if I ever catch one
3 years ago·Reply
@fallingwater @happyrock You can also get yourself some thick gloves
3 years ago·Reply
@mcgraffy @happyrock would they really fully protect my hands, though?
3 years ago·Reply
@fallingwater definitely. theyre made for that
3 years ago·Reply
@mcgraffy any recommendations on brand or anything?
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