An animal doesnt necessarily need to be completely alive in order to cause physical harm and pain to someone. Recently, a young woman and her friend were hanging around a beach and enjoying the sun and the water. Well, the two decided to play around, and one woman ended up slapping the others butt cheeks with a dead catfish.
The victim attempted to run, but ended up giving in and stood still for the attack. That is when things got problematic, unfortunately. Upon slapping the dead fish against her buttocks, the slimy creature became logged into her thigh by one of its whiskers. In complete shock, the group was unsure as to whether they should remove the fish or wait for a trained individual to handle the scenario.
Catfish stings are quite common, and most are caused by people stepping on them.