Video: Catfish Hunts Out of Water

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April 12, 2006—An eel catfish species can hunt on land, according to a report to be published tomorrow in the journal Nature. (Get the whole story.)

Want evidence? Watch this silent video. It shows the following:

1. An eel catfish wriggles out of a tank to eat a small piece of fish placed on a ledge.

2. Shown in slow motion, the fish captures the bait.

3. The catfish, again in slow motion, uses mouth suction to manipulate the bait.

4. Again, the catfish wriggles onto the ledge to manipulate and capture the bait.

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