In a housing development (town unknown), a resident in the area
saw a ball bouncing around in the development's pond. When he went
to investigate, he found a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to
swallow a child's basketball which became stuck in its mouth.

The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive but unable to
because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface.

The resident tried numerous times to get the ball out but was unsuccessful.
He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate it and release the catfish.