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This African Fish Can Catch and Eat Flying Birds

Nico Smit, a researcher at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, traveled to the country’s Mapungubwe National Park to study the habitat and migration of African tigerfish, a toothy little bugger…During Smit’s study, published this month in the Journal of Fish Biology, he and his colleagues witnessed these fish jumping out of the water and snagging barn swallows, up to 20 times. Per day. This is the first time that scientists have witnessed a freshwater fish preying upon a bird in mid-flight, according to Nature News.”

See a video at Popular Science.

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Another 2 hours in on Saturday. Got Lookout on my left shoulderblade - Cuthbert’s rook skull! It’s an odd, jagged shape so there’s going to be something around it to even out the harshness. Jake was thinking a bird’s wing and some scattered bones so it looked like a pile of decay, which I am considering. It does go well with the heavy theme of death in the novels, after all. I have a few angles for you all to look at.

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