Goonch Catfish Featured on Animal Planet: River Monster
The giant Goonch Catfish, featured on the Animal Planet today, is a river monster that is responsible for a number of attacks on humans.
It lives in the Great Kali River between India and Nepal and as this river is known for the remains of fneral pyres after Hindu funeral rites, it has long since believed that the Goonch Catfish fed on the human corpses in the river.
It may have helped the fish develop a taste for human flesh.
The goonch stands accused of a number of human attacks, including the death of an 18-year-old Nepali in 2008, who was dragged down into the river by what witnesses described as an "elongated pig." Two similar attacks were reported in 1988.