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Pages of History: Two-legged fish caught

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, April 1949.

Of all the phony pranks and stories which may be heard on All Fools Day, a true one, that of the two-legged fish brought in by Crescent City Crab Company, takes the cake!

Afraid of being the object of some more April Fool’s day humor, we checked thoroughly into the report and found that sure enough, the most peculiar-looking creature seen recently in these parts had been brought into the crab plant. It was turned over to George Bolton, of Crescent City, whose hobby is collecting curious things.

Bolton stated that the creature had the large eyes, ring on the head, and other characteristics that identify a deep sea fish, and that two legs about four inches long were located on the bottom fin of the fish about two-thirds of the way back from the head. It is not known what species the fish belonged to, Bolton said.

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