This Scientist Put A Fish In Front Of A Mantis Shrimp And You Can Definitely Guess What Happened Next

But wouldn’t you like to watch it in slow motion anyway?

1. Mantis shrimp are known for their quick and deadly punches.

So when biologist Jamie Seymour from James Cook University and cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick dangle half a fish on a stick in front of one, and film it in slow motion, you know it’s going to be worth watching.

2. Here’s the crucial moment.

It’s speeded up a little in the GIF, so watch the video for the full slo-mo effect.

3. And the moral of the story: don’t mess with a mantis shrimp.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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