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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?

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Mantis shrimp are known for their quick and deadly punches.

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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.

Here's the crucial moment.

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

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