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Kissing a catfish nearly proves deadly Published: June 20, 2013

Kissing a catfish is not a good idea.

One 13-year-old boy learned that the hard way during a Father’s Day fishing outing in Arkansas, according to

The site reports the boy’s mother was joking around as she held the slipper catfish near her son.

“I wanted to give him a kiss,” she explained. “He got nervous, the fish flopped, and it smacked him on the neck.”

The sharp spine of the catfish impaled the boy’s neck, coming just a couple of centimeters from puncturing a main artery, reports.

H/T: Yahoo!
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