Video: Fishing Bats Battle Catfish in Belize

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July 24, 2006—In the forests of southern Belize (see Belize map), an airborne angler called the fishing bat makes its living by snatching fish from rivers in mid-flight.

But even a small mistake could prove fatal for the bats, because catfish linger near the surface of the water, and they're hungry, too.

Watch a fishing bat go after its prey, and see what happens when one bat finds itself trapped in the water at the mercy of the catfish.

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