Take a close look at the photo below and tell us what you think in the comments. The story is that Clarence Olberding pulled this rainbow trout from Holmes Lake and noticed something truly bizarre.
“I reached down and grabbed it to take the hook out and that’s when I noticed that the hook was in the upper mouth and there was another jaw protruding out below,” the 57-year-old said.
Though it’s thought to be a genetic deformity the fish has caused such a stir that it’s apparently on it’s way to Harvard for study.
Now here’s my take, I’ve seen a lot of foul hooked fish with weird jaws and mouths but this looks like when you cut the lower jaw on a fish to “bleed it”. You can even see what looks like the vein in the lower jaw, which looks to me like it’s healed over. I’m thinking a fisherman caught this fish, snipped its lower jaw before putting it away and the fish jumped out of his hand back in to the water.