. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fish Biting in Ivankovo

MOSCOW () -- A Russian fisherman who caught a 70-centimeter pike nearly lost his nose.

The man was so excited by his catch that he raised the fish to show off before his companions and kissed it on the mouth. The pike responded by clamping its jaws on the fisherman's nose, Itar-Tass said Thursday.

Other fishermen on the ice of Ivankovo reservoir, 100 kilometers northwest of Moscow, cut off the fish's head, but the jaws remained tightly locked on the fisherman's nose. He was taken to a local hospital, where doctors finally loosened the fish's icy embrace.