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Fish in Indonesia Apparently Jump Out and Stab You in the G*ddamn Neck

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A teen fisherman in Indonesia ended up fighting for his life at the operating table after getting impaled by a needlefish last week.

 

Muhammad Idul, 16, was fishing with a friend in the waters of Buton, located off the southeast peninsula of Sulawesi, on the night of Jan. 18 when the fish jumped out of the water and speared him in the neck.

 

Needlefish, which thrive on shallow marine habitats, are adept jumpers with certain species that grow up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) long.

 

Their most distinctive feature is a long and slender snout, which happens to be filled with sharp, jagged teeth that typically prey on smaller fish.

 

Muhammad never imagined how an ordinary late-night fishing trip with his friend, Sardi, could turn so badly.

 

“Sardi’s boat sailed off first, and I went later in another boat,” Idul told BBC Indonesia. “About 500 meters (0.19 miles) off the beach, Sardi turned on the flashlight.

 

“A needlefish suddenly jumped out of the water and stabbed my neck.”

 

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Seems only fair that the fish can fight back.

 

But jeez, that looks painful.

 

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I'm pretty sure I've seen these when snorkeling, never detected any threat.

But there was a time when a clownfish got up right in front of my mask as if to stare me down...

 

 

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7 hours ago, bendejo said:

I'm pretty sure I've seen these when snorkeling, never detected any threat.

But there was a time when a clownfish got up right in front of my mask as if to stare me down...

 

 

Recognition maybe???

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That's nasty, right the way through his neck.

He was lucky to survive that.

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