Aye-yup, caught this sucker ’bout twenny miles offa the Cape, coupla summers ago. We was just ‘spectin’ ta catch a few Siamese, they like ta school out that way, ya know, but then I get this big tug on my line, damn near yanked me right offa the boat!
So Brian says it looks like an Orange Spotbelly, you hardly ever see them up this far North, and so I gotta reel it in careful-like, because my line ain’t rated for a cat that big, ya know. An’ o’course it’s fighting me all the way, hissin’ an’ thrashin’ about an’ spittin’ hairballs like they do…
Well, we finally land the beast and head back for the docks so’s we can get it measured for the record books, and of course everybody’s gotta get their picture taken with the damn thing. Anyway, that’s it over the mantel, f’ya don’t believe me.
Lauren B. notes that “William” was just one year old when this was taken, so we assume he’ll be visible from space before long.