A Virginia man has broken the world's record for catching the largest snakehead fish ever. His whopper of a catch weighed in at 17 pounds, six ounces. The Spotsylvania County resident caught the giant fish on June 1.
In 1999, Chris Deverso bought a giant snakehead fish for a pet. Since 2004, it has been illegal to own such fish in the US, and although Deverso was given the option to find a new home for it but was unable to do so.