Photo: ‘Lucky’ Fisherman Catches huge Hippopotamus in Bayelsa Community

A ‘Lucky’ fisherman simply identified as Duobo caught an hippopotamus in Aku-gbene fishing camp in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the fisherman, the aqua animal has been disturbing farms in the camp for a while now and all previous efforts to track him down had failed. He also said that there were times the sea animal would show up in the middle of the river in a broad daylight and float for hours.

Mr Duobo described today as his very lucky day since he started fishing in the camp, saying that the hippopotamus is his biggest catch ever. How he was able to catch this aqua animal is still amazing to him as he revealed that all fisherman in the camp has set different kinds of traps for the sea animal. Each attempt is always destroyed.

He however narrated that he was able to kill the sea animal through the help of his Hausa friend, Mohammed who is also a fisherman residing at Polaku community, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the State. He transported his friend down to the fishing camp and set the trap with ropes and bamboo sticks two days ago.

Whenever he is going and coming back from his fishing expenditure he always branch to check. But this afternoon he finally succeeded. He called other fishermen to help bring the animal to the shores of the camp. Everyone seemed ready to butcher the sea animal.

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