Police In Wareham, Massachusetts Beg Residents to Stop Calling In About a Sunfish

If you happen to live in Massachusetts and see an awkward-looking fish floundering off the coast of Wareham, please don’t call 911. The Wareham Department of Natural Resources made the plea on Facebook, advising residents that they’re aware of a sunfish in Broad Cove and there’s nothing wrong with it. “We have checked on it, and it is doing normal sunfish activities. It’s swimming. It’s not stranded or suffering. The sunfish is FINE,” read the post. Calls about the sunfish began pouring in early Monday, after alarmed residents spotted the fish and thought it was hurt. In reality, what looks like bad swimming or a sign of injury is just how the fish likes to spend up to half of its day.