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  1. says

    Wow. That was something.
     
    We used to have a cat that liked to sit on the edge of the indoor koi pond, dipping his paw in the water to swipe at the koi. That stopped when Guin, our largest koi at the time (around 28″) sucked his paw in his mouth and yanked him in the water. Stopped that behaviour immediately.

  2. Trebuchet says

    @3: Yeah! I’ve seen an episode or two of River Monsters with Jeremy Wade catching those. Bigger ones at that!

    @4: We’ve got a kitty or two that needs one of those.

  3. whiskytangofoxtrot says

    The fish would have to have an extremely accurate perception of the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.

  4. Rich Woods says

    Now…does anyone have any video of a fish catching a cat?

    Are you looking for somewhere to relocate your house guest?

  5. David Marjanović says

    I just followed the link and aaauuuughh, the teeth!

    :-) I guessed the species!

    I’ve seen an insect (a mantis) catching a mouse… that was enough wrongness.

    All seconded. At the end of that documentary, though, a mantis was eaten by a hedgehog – honeybadger-style.

  6. René says

    I cannot see the video here either, but I saw it before elsewhere. I recall the article stating the speed of the bird (a swallow, not a swift!). Swallows are not swift flyers at all. I once witnessed a swallow, flying low, chasing insects, being chased by a happily slow running dog.

  7. says

    René:

    Swallows are not swift flyers at all.

    They might not be where you are, however, the cliff swallows inhabiting the side of the bridge down the road from me are very speedy indeed.

    I once witnessed a swallow, flying low, chasing insects, being chased by a happily slow running dog.

    Gee, it was hunting. Think that might have had something to do with the speed?

  8. ck says

    ChasCPeterson wrote:

    you’re welcome

    If I had a cat, I think I’d have no choice but to get that toy for it.

  9. mobius says

    Don’t know about cats, but I have seen footage of fish in the Amazon jumping up and pulling monkeys out of trees.

  10. stevem says

    re caine@3:

    I just followed the link and aaauuuughh, the teeth!

    I, too, was really freaked by the sight of those teeth. I wonder, is that why they named it Tigerfish?
    Was catching birds the evolutionary motivation for developing such teeth?

  11. Stardrake says

    See, this is why African swallows’ non-migratory habits come back to bite them….

    They should’ve had coconuts to fight back with!

  12. ChasCPeterson says

    I’ve seen an episode or two of River Monsters with Jeremy Wade catching those. Bigger ones at that!

    That’s a different species (but same genus), the truly impressive goliath tigerfish.

  13. Ragutis says

    I know sharks and some fish feed on gulls and even pelicans if they can ambush them while they’re resting, and I’ve seen kingfish skyrocket and dolpjin/dorado/mahi catch flying fish in the air, but grabbing a bird in flight is darned impressive.

  14. John Phillips, FCD says

    There was a clip in a recent BBC program, Nature’s Weirdest Events S03E03, showing introduced (Asian IIRC) catfish in French, Spanish and Italian rivers catching pigeons when the pigeons came down to drink and bathe at the waters edge.

  15. Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human. says

    I, for one, welcome our new piscine overlords with open arms. Er, fins. Fins, yeah. Open fins.

  16. Cardinal Shrew says

    The bullfrogs in my mom’s koi pond eat the birds that stop by to bathe.

    I have also seen a grey squirrel chase a a red tailed hawk from its perch.

  17. Thumper: Token Breeder says

    Aw :( I was gonna link to the Goliath tigerfish, but Chas beat me to it @23.

  18. rwiess says

    Add another point for salamanders. I took a photo of a larval pacific giant salamander who was in the process of swallowing a fledgling bird.