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First ever video of a fish leaping out of the water to prey on flying birds
Kingsport Times News ^ | 1/10/14 | Video from Nature.com

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.


TOPICS: Food; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: fishgetsbird; leapingfish; nature; yikes
http://www.timesnews.net/article/9071849/first-ever-video-of-a-fish-leaping-out-of-the-water-to-prey-on-flying-birds

I want to see the River Monsters guy catch one on a Swallow rig.

1 posted on 01/10/2014 12:42:46 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Evolution, baby.

Soon, there will be fish but no stupid birds (the smart birds will fly higher).


2 posted on 01/10/2014 12:45:59 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Rebelbase

this is not new. many larger fish go after birds. muskies - hate em - go after baby ducklings.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 12:47:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Rebelbase

“what goes around, comes around....”


4 posted on 01/10/2014 12:49:04 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: Rebelbase

VIDEO


5 posted on 01/10/2014 12:49:42 PM PST by deport
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To: Secret Agent Man

Leaping out of the water and catching the bird in flight is different
than sucking down a swimming ducklin.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 12:51:48 PM PST by deport
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To: freedumb2003

The other bird in the video immediately headed for higher ground and I’m sure spread the word.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 12:56:39 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: Rebelbase
Some leader line, a few hooks and we're in business.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 12:56:55 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

An African tigerfish caught on the Lower Zambezi River.

From original Nature.com source of video.
http://www.nature.com/news/video-fish-leaps-to-catch-birds-on-the-wing-1.14496

9 posted on 01/10/2014 12:57:09 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Rebelbase

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.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 12:59:16 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Rebelbase

And the home-plate umpire calls “FOWL!!”


11 posted on 01/10/2014 1:00:12 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Rebelbase

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.
http://tinyurl.com/n26va84


12 posted on 01/10/2014 1:00:27 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: thackney

Swallows - Taste like chicken


13 posted on 01/10/2014 1:00:50 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: thackney

Zowie. Think twice about going into that water. What is it about Africa? It’s like a place where the critters are on steroids.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 1:05:43 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Rebelbase

Just because there never has been a video of this happening doesn’t been it hasn’t happen before.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 1:07:16 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: PapaNew

” What is it about Africa? It’s like a place where the critters are on steroids.”

Or meth.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 1:13:53 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

Wait till the eagle shows up.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 1:15:01 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Secret Agent Man

You Hate’em then Hunt’em —— You don’t fish for Muskies you Hunt’em!


18 posted on 01/10/2014 1:31:54 PM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: D_Idaho

Dang! I’d hold onto it a lot tighter than Jeremy did.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 1:36:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: oldbill

Or osprey.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 1:44:47 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Rebelbase

Swallows laden with coconuts, perhaps?


21 posted on 01/10/2014 2:00:46 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: namvolunteer

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

//sarc


22 posted on 01/10/2014 2:04:15 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: namvolunteer

An African Swallow or an European Swallow?


23 posted on 01/10/2014 2:08:28 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Rebelbase
In Soviet Russia Africa, fish catches YOU!
24 posted on 01/10/2014 2:20:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Rebelbase; SunkenCiv; RitaOK; All

PING.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 2:21:33 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Hulka

African swallows are non-migratory.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 2:42:43 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: deport

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.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 2:46:01 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Rebelbase

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.


28 posted on 01/10/2014 2:49:57 PM PST by stevem
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To: Rebelbase

Wow


29 posted on 01/10/2014 2:54:49 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Scoutmaster

For those not following our very serious Swallow discussion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVwBseJD9II#t=44


30 posted on 01/10/2014 4:03:25 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Secret Agent Man
this is not new. many larger fish go after birds. muskies - hate em - go after baby ducklings.

Bass will, too.

31 posted on 01/11/2014 10:06:23 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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