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Flying Fish !


Monday, July 24, 1916



A. H. JACKLES Was Dozing Away on Sands of Beach
Near Boston When the Unusual "Something" Came
Along and Got Itself Hooked.


(By Special Wire to The Courier).

Boston, July 23.—A fish that can fly
and swim and walk has, been caught
at Pemberton by Abraham H. Jackles
of No. 1014 Elmwood avenue, Buffalo,
who is a summer guest at the Hotel
Pemberton. It nearly startled the
fisherman out of his wits.

When the dozing sportsman was
aware that he had "got" something he
proceeded in a leisurely fashion to haul
in his line. The "something" made
quite a tussle. When it finally appeared
above the surface it spread Its
wings and while the amazed owner of
the line stared, open mouthed. It flew 
a few yards up into the air.

One of the men at the wharf came
over to see what all the excitement
was about. He. too, gaped. Together
the two men hauled the fish up to the
edge of the landing. As soon as the
protesting denizen of the deep struck
the planks he thrust forth six feet and
began to amble away toward the hotel,
perhaps with the idea that accommodations
might be waiting him.

Walter O. Cobb, the wharf agent,
said "the thing actually walked away
at about five miles an hour." Mr.
Jackles is so deeply interested In his
unusual catch that he has sent it to
a taxidermist in the city to have it mounted.

Article used with the permission of:

Buffalo State College Archives
 and Special Collections
E. H. Butler Library #135
Buffalo State College
          1300 Elmwood Ave.   
   Buffalo,  NY 14222-1095

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