Edward Grant of Middletown, New Jersey, caught a fish Sunday in Raritan Bay. It’s a fluke, in more ways than one. It appears that something, possibly a bluefish or shark, had taken a bite out of the fish. The injury was completely healed.
"We were very shocked," Grant said, adding, "We used a few other words, too."
Grant tossed the 18.5 inch fluke back into the bay, deciding it had been through enough already and deserved to live.
"I felt bad for it," he said.
Was this fish lucky for both surviving such a bite and being tossed back in by a fisherman? Or is it unlucky for being bitten and being hooked?
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