A fisherman was shocked when he cut open a Pink Snapper to find a banknote in perfect condition.
The keen fisherman, from Melbourne’s Patterson Lakes suburb, posted a picture of his one-in-a-million find to the Facebook page for Sharkmen Fishing Charters saying “Mind blown. No word of a lie” and people just couldn’t believe it.
One said: “That’s the best – you caught yourself dinner and enough for a beer after!”
Thousands more commented on Dylan’s pic – with some insisting that it must be a fake.
“Having said that,” he continued,” pink snappers have slightly downturned mouths (consistent with being bottom feeders), making it less likely that this snapper would meet with a $20 bill that is floating at the surface.
“Although,” he added, “they are known to come to the water’s surface at times.”
He concluded: “A $20 note is not a small item that can be easily swallowed by accident, so the snapper would have had to also ‘mouth’ it to check if it’s something edible using the tastebuds inside its mouth before it would swallow.”
“They reckon the sea life is getting filled with plastic but I didn’t realise they meant money. Hope there are some out there with $100 bills in them.”