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 Post subject: catfish vs pigeon
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:23 pm 
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A newly published study examines the remarkable phenomenon of catfish in southwest France that hunt birds. Researchers spent several months watching as hungry catfish partially beached themselves to grab a pigeon dinner, before wriggling back into the water to consume their prey...

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/cat-fish-out-of-water


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:34 am 
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At Sivasamudram falls I had witnessed such activity.
On the fall cliff much above the water level the pigeons nest and hatch their small ones. Some times the young pigeons fall off the nest into the water. There are huge catfish (mulley) in the fall below waiting for the pigeons to fall.
The locals who fish there use young live pigeons as bait.

Ravi


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:43 am 
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nice article...
hi ravi,
yes I have also heard of mulleys waiting for chicks to fall into the river and feeding, but this is different... Ambushing prey near the bank(just like crocs) ! Either they are too hungry, or they are evolving... :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:08 pm 
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@ravi... really local people use young one's as bait???? :0


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:59 pm 
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Sounds just like what the Piranha in South America does- waiting for the herons or egret chicks to fall into the water from the nests overhead. So I guess the Mulley or Wallago could be called-"Indian Piranha"


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:31 pm 
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fishbuster wrote:
So I guess the Mulley or Wallago could be called-"Indian Piranha"


Hahahaha... nicely said..

Happy Fishing...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:23 pm 
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When you talk about pirana..i got one doubt...is tilapia related to pirana???because it does look same like pirana...


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