This Fish Catching A Bird In Mid-Air Is A Bit Scary

Eek.

1. Here is a fish jumping out of the water and catching a bird in mid-flight.

It’s the first confirmed report of a freshwater fish doing this. Also it’s kind of scarily impressive.

2. It’s an African Tigerfish, similar to this one.

Yikes.

3. Nico Smit, author of the scientific paper that reported this sighting, told Nature:


The whole action of jumping and catching the swallow in flight happens so incredibly quickly that after we first saw it, it took all of us a while to really fully comprehend what we had just seen.

4. If you need to see that again, here’s the full video.

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Via nature.com

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