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Rain Man
09-26-2012, 09:52 PM
I have no idea why I'm posting this other than to show the resilience of the human finger.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/26/us/idaho-finger-in-trout/index.html

(CNN) -- It's a fish tale almost impossible to believe.

A fisherman found a human finger in the belly of a trout caught in a remote northern Idaho lake. And detectives located the owner, who delivered a surprising message.

Despite the hard work of investigators, Haans Galassi said he did not want to be reunited with his severed digit.

"At first the sheriff asked me if I wanted it back, and I was thinking 'um, no!" Galassi, 31, said.

The reunion may bring back too much pain for Galassi, who is getting over the accident two months ago on an Idaho lake.

Galassi was wakeboarding on Priest Lake in July while holding on to a rope attached to a speed boat. Then things went terribly wrong.

He noticed too much slack in the rope, tried to correct it and the rope wrapped around his left hand, he said.

"It pulled me over in the water and dragged me for a few feet before it broke me free," Galassi said. "I didn't feel pain at first, just numbness, and I pulled my hand out of water and it was bad news. I look and see I'm missing all four fingers at that point."

Galassi was rushed to the hospital and has been trying to get by without his fingers. He learned that he can still grip and grab items such as a steering wheel with his affected hand.

And then he got the strange phone call Tuesday from Det. Gary Johnston of the Bonner County Sheriff's Department.

The fisherman who found the finger on September 11 quickly put it in a freezer and called the sheriff's department, Johnston said.

"The lake is cold and deep so it was in remarkably good shape," Johnston said. "We'd fingerprinted it and sent it to the state lab to match what's on file and lo and behold, they came back and said that's Haans' little finger."

Fisherman Calvin Nolan told CNN how he made the grisly discovery as he gutted a trout caught by his friend Mark Blackstone as they fished together.
He had noticed something in the gut of the fish that he thought looked like a crawdad, or crayfish, which they had been using as bait -- but Blackstone said, "No, that's a finger."

Nolan said the digit was very well preserved when they first found it, adding: "It was as fresh as if it was on my finger."

The two fishermen, who turned the 4-5 lb trout over to the sheriff's department, were so amazed by their unlikely discovery that they both bought lottery tickets afterward, Nolan said.

"I've caught a zillion fish, but never one with a human finger," he added.
In the meantime, since Galassi said he did not want the finger, the sheriff's department will leave it in an evidence freezer in case he changes his mind, Johnston said.

And Galassi may just do that.

"Now I'm thinking, what if I can get it put back on?" he said. "I've called my doctor to see if they can put it back on and I'm waiting for him to call me back."

Inmem58
09-26-2012, 09:57 PM
Never heard of a fish that likes finger food.

cdcox
09-26-2012, 09:59 PM
Cool story. I can digit.

lewdog
09-26-2012, 10:32 PM
Priest Lake does not suck. A visual for those who need it.

http://www.priestlake.com/lisas_photo2.jpg

Cornstock
09-26-2012, 10:33 PM
no gaz option in the poll. fail.

BigMeatballDave
09-26-2012, 10:38 PM
Story seems familiar.

Can't put my finger on it...

Radar Chief
09-26-2012, 10:49 PM
Trout are scavengers. :shrug:

ghak99
09-26-2012, 10:58 PM
The ring girl in the gif on the other thread wants to know if it's a pinky.

FAX
09-26-2012, 10:59 PM
I knew trout liked flies, but I was unaware that they liked finger food.

FAX

Fried Meat Ball!
09-27-2012, 04:32 AM
I knew trout liked flies, but I was unaware that they liked finger food.

FAX

Q

Never heard of a fish that likes finger food.

boogblaster
09-27-2012, 08:36 AM
was the trout a fingerling .....

Deberg_1990
09-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Trout will never mess with Harrison Fords finger of doom.

Joe Seahawk
09-27-2012, 08:46 AM
That is an amazing story! 4-5 lb trout? nice!

Fish
09-27-2012, 08:48 AM
The two fishermen, who turned the 4-5 lb trout over to the sheriff's department, were so amazed by their unlikely discovery that they both bought lottery tickets afterward, Nolan said.

LOL... WTF?

"Hey Calvin! We found us a human finger in this here fish! Let's go grab some Lotto tickets mang! It don't get any luckier than this!"

Radar Chief
09-27-2012, 08:57 AM
That is an amazing story! 4-5 lb trout? nice!

Depends, thatíd be a monster rainbow but donít browns grow considerably larger than that?
BTW, LOLízers at the username.

Predarat
09-27-2012, 09:39 AM
One time I snuck into the old grounds of the abandoned DogPatch USA in Arkansas to fish in their old trout pond. I swear someone dumped a bunch of Pirhannas in the pond and they morphed into PirhannaTrout, when I was fishing one of those damn things bit part of my figer off after I caught it. That thing was vicious.

Frosty
09-27-2012, 09:43 AM
It will really be an amazing story if they can reattach it.

Rausch
09-27-2012, 09:46 AM
"At first the sheriff asked me if I wanted it back, and I was thinking 'um, no!" Galassi, 31, said.

**** this guy...

CoMoChief
09-27-2012, 09:59 AM
That is an amazing story! 4-5 lb trout? nice!

LOL at your name.

bevischief
09-27-2012, 10:38 AM
It must have been finger licking good.

Frosty
09-27-2012, 10:43 AM
Hard to believe the finger would be in very good shape after 2 months in the lake and/or stomach of a trout. The story seems fishy.

TrebMaxx
09-27-2012, 10:46 AM
My parents had a cabin on Priest Lake years ago. The fishing was amazing but I never tried fingers for bait. One of those "if I knew then what I know now" moments.

tooge
09-27-2012, 11:43 AM
wonder what the guy that caught the trout was using for bait. pretty badass story.

Chest Rockwell
09-27-2012, 12:21 PM
wonder what the guy that caught the trout was using for bait. pretty badass story.

http://www.stinkyfingersbaitco.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Stinky-Fingers-Bait-Bag-Pic.jpg

:shrug:

Mugalug
09-27-2012, 12:51 PM
The finger jokes are pretty lame. I just wanted to point that out.

C-Mac
09-27-2012, 12:56 PM
Fish are described as cold-blooded, meaning that their body temperature varies with the water temperature.
Fish do, however, produce metabolic heat from the burning of food, therefore I don't get how the finger can still be considered to be still usable.
I give this fish story a thumbs down.

Joe Seahawk
09-27-2012, 10:51 PM
LOL at your name.

I'm guessing Phobia.. I :LOL: and :thumb:

Question though. Do I have to type the full username if I'm trying to log in from work?

(I stay logged in at home)

OH, BTW

http://img.discountpostersale.com/posters/PFSAAIL24601/1/University-of-Washington-Logo.jpg

WV
09-27-2012, 10:56 PM
Gives new meaning to Hill Billy hand fishing.

cdcox
09-27-2012, 10:57 PM
The finger jokes are pretty lame. I just wanted to point that out.

I give this post a big thumbs up and a ringing endorsement.