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I felt privileged to have been called and asked to take a picture of this oddity. Two summers ago a friend was out fishing. He caught this winged fish(?). The amazing thing is the feathers do not get soaked or water logged. We were at a loss as to the purpose of the wings. Surely they could not help a fish to swim in water. It does make me wonder what else lives in the depths below the surface of our lakes and streams. Of course like all good fish tales, wouldn't you know it. This fish(?) started wriggling and managed to get free. It fell back in the lake. This was the only shot I managed to get.
We called our local authorities and asked for assistance in identifying this species. Apparently this fish(?), is not common around here. They were wondering if this was an adaptation of some sort due to global warming.
But no-one has ever encountered such a creature before.
Now what I have learned since then is that there have been several reports of fish that fly. They only fly in the foulest of weather conditions and under the cloak of darkness. Apparently there's another shot of this species backlit during a lightning storm. I wish to compare the likeness, but I cannot find the individual that took the photo. They were here on vacation, and have long deprated. If any of you know this individual, would you have them contact me please.
I don't believe fish can fly, even if they do have wings.
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