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Bullhead Falls From the Sky, Ends Up in Florida Couple’s Pool

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Bullhead falls from the sky in Florida.

File this under “things you don’t hear every day.” A couple in Winter Haven, Florida got a huge surprise when a bullhead ended up in their backyard swimming pool… after falling from the sky.

Hear more about this bizarre story and how authorities think the fish ended up there in the video below.

“We were watching TV and we heard a huge crash,” Leonard Vanderpool told a local news station.

That’s when he went out back and found the bullhead in the pool and a huge hole in the screened-in part of his porch. He called the local police because he couldn’t figure out how it had happened.

It also served as back-up for the crazy story. “It didn’t seem like people would believe it,” Dawn Vanderpool told the station. “He (the officer) had to take pictures because he knew they wouldn’t believe him back at the station.”

The officer helped the Vanderpools get the fish out of the pool with a bucket and it was released into a nearby lake.

Once the fish was out of the water, they noticed talon marks on the fish and realized the bullhead had been dropped by a large bird, perhaps after being stung by one of the fish’s barbs.

Amazingly, this isn’t the first case of something like this happening. Back in December, a bird dropped a salmon on a Seattle, Washington power line that ended up causing a two-hour power outage.

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Bullhead Falls From the Sky, Ends Up in Florida Couple’s Pool