Vandal kills giant catfish in park pond

Bangkok Post
16 April 2014

A vandal has killed a Mekong giant catfish being raised in a pond in a public park in Trang municipality and loved by local people, causing much sadness.

Chaninwit Sinchai, 48, chairman of Kapang Surin community in Muang district on Wednesday afternoon showed Trang police the carcass of the young but mature fish, which was around 1.6 metres long and weighed over 20 kilogrammes. It was shot in the head.

Mr Chaninwit said the Mekong giant catfish, a female aged 5-6 years, was in the Kapang Surin pond in the province’s oldest public park.

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