Fish eats a lobster? Angler claims he hauled in a snapper and found a $20 note in its stomach – but some find it all a bit fishy
- A fisherman has claimed to have caught a snapper with a $20 note inside of it
- He shared images to Facebook, but they were met with a high level of scepticism
- But the Melbourne angler insisted the images and the find was authentic
A fisherman has set the internet alight after claiming he caught a large snapper and found a $20 note in its stomach.
The Melbourne angler shared images to Facebook of the partially filleted fish with a crumpled up note inside – but social media users were sceptical.
The pictures showed the fisherman pulling the note out of the snapper – and it was completely intact.
‘Mind blown! No word of a lie,’ he captioned the post.
A fisherman has claimed to have caught a snapper with a $20 note inside of it (pictured)
He shared images to Facebook – but they were met with a high level of scepticism
But social media users weren’t convinced.
‘I can fillet a fish and chuck a $20 note in the tummy as well,’ one person commented.
Another said: ‘Looks a bit neat and dry – very much like it’s folded and pushed in.’
Others said snappers typically feed from the bottom of the water and note currency wouldn’t sink.
Even if it did, the fish’s stomach acid would have broken it down, they claimed.
But the fisherman insisted the images and the find was authentic.
‘I caught it, and there was $20 in it. I’m no scientist but I don’t think [stomach] acid will break down plastic.’
In response to another sceptic, he wrote: ‘I promise! I really have no way of proving it. I’m framing the $20 on my wall.’
The fisherman insisted the images and the find was authentic
Others took the opportunity to joke they needed to start putting $20 notes on their hooks as bait.
‘I’ve heard of the million dollar barramundi but not the $20 snapper,’ one person said.
Another said: ‘Hope there are some out there with $100 bills in them.’