It's the strangest of all fish tales that have come out of Hardy Lake in southern Indiana in quite some time. As little children have been swimming in a roped-off area, something has been biting them.
It is believed to still be lurking under the surface.
"It felt like someone was pinching me underwater," said Loralye Daubaugh.
Daubaugh's leg was bitten, by an unknown creature, to the point that it was bruised and bleeding.
"I ran out of the water screaming," she said.
And so did a few other children who reported being bitten over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the shallow swimming area.
There has been plenty of speculation as to what the mysterious creature is. It could have been a walleye, or a catfish. But since nobody has actually seen it, imaginations are running wild.
The park's staff believes it may have been a catfish guarding her nest. They expect the fish to head back out to deeper water within the next few days, once its young have hatched.