Catfish are silvery fish with whiskers. They could travel considerable distances on land. When the River Snake became restless, they retreated to the hills, and returned to the Silver river when the danger was passed.
- ↑ To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter I: An Unfortunate Arrival", I — "a silvery form tumbled down the bank […] With a twist and a great wriggling of whiskers, the catfish righted itself on stubby pectoral fins and continued its river-ward trudge. If the fish were coming back down from the hills […] the worst must be over."