A man has been assaulted by a catfish.
The 45-year-old was left bleeding heavily when the fish's venomous back spine got stuck in his head during a fishing trip at Vestey's Beach in Darwin, northern Australia, the Daily Star newspaper reports.
Duty superintendent Louise Jorgensen said: "He actually flicked the fish into his face and the venomous back spine of the fish lodged in the side of his head.
"While he was writing in pain and bleeding everywhere, the friend actually took the catfish and was admiring it. I am not quite sure he appreciated it."