SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WXIN) – Two Indiana men set out on the Ohio River in search of a blue catfish. They got their prize plus something extra: a sex toy in the 20-pound fish’s stomach.

Richard Kesar said he took his friend Jon Hoop out on his boat over the weekend. Kesar says the scandalous fish was actually the first catch of the day.

After Hoop reeled it and he netted it, they realized something was off. “We noticed when we got it in the boat that its stomach was huge,” said Kesar. He assumed it was eggs or maybe some wildlife the fish had eaten. “It’s common to find other fish, sometimes turtles, muskrats, and other animals,” he explained.

They kept fishing, catching two more catfish before Kesar took a closer look at the catch of the day. He said that when he pressed on the stomach, he felt two hard objects that he knew weren’t eggs.

Back home at Kesar’s, it was time to find out what was in the fish. “We decided to cut it open,” Kesar said. “We found the foam ball, part of a fish, and the other object.”

The “other object” was an adult sex toy that the fish had somehow swallowed after the item made its way into the Ohio River. Kesar’s wife and 3-year-old daughter were there for the big reveal since his daughter likes to help with the fish.

“I have no idea how or why it ended up in the river,” Kesar admitted. “When it came out, Jon, my wife, and I started laughing. My wife immediately covered my daughter’s eyes and turned her away from it.”

He says his daughter keeps asking what was in the fish. “It’s definitely something that doesn’t happen often,” Kesar said. He made a now legendary post about the blue catfish on Facebook that’s been shared thousands of times.