Skip to comments.First ever video of a fish leaping out of the water to prey on flying birds
Posted on 01/10/2014 12:42:46 PM PST by Rebelbase
This video found on the web shows an African tigerfish leaping out of a lake and snatching a swallow out of mid air. It is the first confirmed record of a freshwater fish preying on a bird in flight, according to Nature.com
Researches say they saw as many as 20 successful strikes during a research trip.
Video at the article link.
I want to see the River Monsters guy catch one on a Swallow rig.
Soon, there will be fish but no stupid birds (the smart birds will fly higher).
this is not new. many larger fish go after birds. muskies - hate em - go after baby ducklings.
“what goes around, comes around....”
Leaping out of the water and catching the bird in flight is different
than sucking down a swimming ducklin.
The other bird in the video immediately headed for higher ground and I’m sure spread the word.
From original Nature.com source of video.
Wacka Wacka. Got birds diving for fish, now we’ve got fish leaping for birds. “Ten fish a Leaping”? No here, only one fish a leaping.
In fact, the Goliath Tiger fish is one of the REAL River Monsters Jeremy Wade has caught and probably the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen pulled out of the water.
Swallows - Taste like chicken
Zowie. Think twice about going into that water. What is it about Africa? It’s like a place where the critters are on steroids.
Just because there never has been a video of this happening doesn’t been it hasn’t happen before.
” What is it about Africa? Its like a place where the critters are on steroids.”
Wait till the eagle shows up.
You Hate’em then Hunt’em —— You don’t fish for Muskies you Hunt’em!
Dang! I’d hold onto it a lot tighter than Jeremy did.
Swallows laden with coconuts, perhaps?
sooner or later those sharks still circling, waiting for more slaves to eat are going to start eating other things, and it won’t be pretty, I mean SyFy movie of the week bad
An African Swallow or an European Swallow?
African swallows are non-migratory.
I remember a Field & Stream cover from around 1959 that depicted a muskellunge leaping clear out of the water to snatch a red winged blackbird sitting on a cattail.
The worst predators of ducklings or ducks for that matter are snapping turtles. We were taught to leave skunks alone not just for the obvious reason but because skunks ate snapping turtle eggs. More skunks equalled more ducks.
I had to increase my computer image to 300% to see it, and there it was. I s’pect it taught the other birds to fly higher and faster.
For those not following our very serious Swallow discussion:
Bass will, too.
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