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VIDEO: Giant catfish learns to hunt pigeons

VIDEO: Giant catfish learns to hunt pigeons
Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-07 13:38:16-05

by Matt Knight

The largest freshwater fish in Europe is the European Catfish, which can grow up 1.5 meters long. In one French river the invasive species has learned to hunt pigeons on land, according to a story in Discover Magazines ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’ blog.

“These particular catfish have taken to lunging out of the water, grabbing a pigeon, and then wriggling back into the water to swallow their prey. In the process, they temporarily strand themselves on land for a few seconds.”

Read more at Not Exactly Rocket Science.