This is not a fairy tale. This guy is Jason Fujai of Baxter and that the fish is buffalo fish that weighs 32.8 pounds, 36 inches long and 26 inches in circumference – and what may be the only known member of his gray-brown spots that shine. with royal glitter, like molten gold.
Based on expert analysis, this golden buffalo fish swam local waters for at least a century, overshadowing the lives of Martin Luther King Jr., Elvis Presley, Mohamed Ali, Princess Diana, and billions of human beings without think about it. Only more sophisticated tests will be able to give a precise date for the age of the fish.
At the end of April, on a lake that refused to identify, Jason jumped into his boat and started to enjoy his favorite bow.
"There's you and the water and about 1
When the clock ticked at 3 o'clock in the morning, Jason was washing muddy waters of excited mud, illuminated by the ghostly sparkle of his lamps. Night fishing reveals a completely different world under the surface of the water, he says, an environment that is sometimes opaque and devoid of light, populated by species that do not dare to go out during the day and rarely appear before the human eyes.
there, hanging in the depths, Jason's lights lit up a lighted table, he said. The beast moved with a smooth and gradual assurance, the first trace of his mind, Jason recalled. "There was such a brilliance," Jason said. – It had a distinctive orange glow. When I sent a picture to my friend, I realized that this fish was different. "
Although briefly, Jason thought he might encounter an overgrown goldfish or other carp, but the distinctive shape of the buffalo bi-maut and prominent bone plates.
In a hunt, Jason's thoughts became primary and hyper-focused – "Big Baf! he murmured in his head. As he swam up the fish and began to pull his body back, the fatigue – crushing fatigue, siphonic fatigue; more than one early morning fishing trip can explain – can be felt in every muscle and nerve of his body.
Returning to February 2018, the young father of three people said he was experiencing fits of fatigue – not just casual longing for afternoon nap, but also falling down in bed every day after work and interruption for hours
He came to a point when his wife, Kelly, said it was hard to lift and would not respond to anything less than the intense effort. "It'll take me five minutes to pick it up." You could call him and call him, but he would not. He has always been tired. He never had any energy, and then his stomach begins to act upward and from there everything is down.
At the same time, eating becomes as difficult as it stays awake throughout the day. He was diagnosed with Jason's words "some malabsorption syndrome" that is as obscure as it sounds. Essentially, unless we put it on gastrointestinal problems, it means that doctors are almost so confused about Jason and Kelly. So far, there have been no authorized medications and there are no treatment options.
Originally, Jason thought there was some sort of gastric virus. He could not get his food right. A typical dinner has become a painful trial. He was affected by exhaustive cramps that could bring him to his knees and he began to shed blood. Soon he was in the emergency room. He has visited seven or eight clinics. He has lowered his bladder and appendix, but only leads to a temporary delay. He noted that he may be dizzy or drowsy while driving.
After about a year of constant problems, Jason lost only 90 pounds. Jason, a technician at Sound Connection Inc. in Baxter for 10 years, was physically unable to continue working. Meanwhile, Kelly has seen a turbulent employment situation that deals with the needs of her husband and her three children with work.
"Someone leaves a disability all day," Jason said. "I have not many answers about how long this will last. Will it stop? Will this be my life? "
Jason said the quality of his life has fallen. health facilities. "The burden placed only on my wife – she said," It's like being a lone mother of three. "when I can not take them on a bicycle without having these consequences, making it hard to live and be a father."
Initially, the diagnosis was Crohn's disease.While the doctors moved from this initial assessment, Pentasa is working relatively well to alleviate the symptoms and make the situation tolerable.
But after healthcare professionals rejected the diagnosis of Crohn's disease, they started looking for other options, and Jason Pentasa's recipe was pressed
"I had some posets "My biopsies came back negative, so they took the medicine off and sent me to the door," Jason said, "it's a battle, I was just trying to get back to this medicine, I knew how I felt. I do not care what you're diagnosing me I know how I feel It's about my life. "
" We have a lot to do, "Kelly said," He's here, but he can not help much. children. He does it alone. We expect answers. "
If you asked Jason, his answer came to him in the form of the golden fish.
Ignoring his pain, he took the first shot – only to see the arrow disappear at the bottom of the lake without breaking a rock. By Jason's own admission, hunting can be difficult. It's not like traditional bow hunting or looking down on a number of iron sights, as much as an art of muscle memory and intuition combined with a practiced eye such as throwing baseball on the diamond.
He pursued the beast. With an outburst of speed and power breaking his age, Jason said the golden fish was trying to shake him. He made another shot – just to look at him and bounce off the animal scales like a bumper.
When Jason pulled the fish out into shallower waters, she gave another blow with her tail and another burst into the mud – but he was tired, he said, as if the mysterious fish had been weighed down for decades just as weighed by mysterious disease , charging his body.
The third and last shot made it. The arrow pierced the brilliant metal fish skin and Jason pulled what he called "fish of hope" – a symbol in his mind, he said that things would change and prove to be better. "Jason said of the fish, repeating the assessments of Alec Lakman, a researcher at the North Dakota State University. He noted that the extraordinary age of fish – because fish often get some brightness over time – or a genetic mutation, can explain its striking appearance.
"Why am I? Why this time in my life? Why did I find him at that time? How old is? Why is it so orange? "Jason said. "In many ways, this fish is like me and my sickness, there are so many unanswered questions that need to be resolved."
Jason and Kelly said they hoped to get enough attention and raise enough money for Jason to visit a number of specialized experts – physicians in Chicago, in Twinning or outside – who may be able to shed light on its condition. Friends have created a GoFundMe site titled "Jason Jason – The Fish Mystery and Medical Diagnosis," made around the symbolic images of the gold buffalo buffalo for $ 20,000. Jason said, or if he would actually change his life for the better. This part of the fairy tale is still in the field of fiction.
"It was this sign of hope," Jason said. "Everything good and bad, mental health, physical – you do not know what will happen the next day. Just keep trying. If I did not spend time and effort, I do not know what would happen. So I have to keep looking because I'll find the right doctor, the right diagnosis. And I'll be fine once. "
More photos from rare large buffalo buffaloes can be found here.