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VIRAL VIDEO: Giant Catfish Learn To Hunt Pigeons

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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 Magazine's ‘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,” according to the report. “In the process, they temporarily strand themselves on land for a few seconds.”

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