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posted by aniola at 11:10 AM on October 28, 2020

This is so cool.

From the entry for a species that I'm familar with (Northern pike, aka Esox lucius):

Adults feed mainly on fishes, but at times feed heavily on frogs and crayfish (Ref. 27547). Cannibalism is common.

Unsurprising. When I was a kid, I once caught a pike that was a good eating size. Cleaning it, I noticed that it had something really large in its stomach. So, before throwing the stomach to the seagulls who were supervising the process, I opened it up. Turns out it was another pike.

Kind of related: I use Twitter to follow things that are both pleasant and interesting. I enjoy @DrKatfish's feed. Through her, I found out that ichthyology Twitter is currently having a good-natured #FreshVsSaltyFish throwdown.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:28 AM on October 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

Louie: Hey, I thought you said Troy McClure was dead?

Fat Tony: No, what I said is that he sleeps with the fishes! You see...

Louie: Uh, Tony, please, no. I just ate a whole plate of dingamagoo.
posted by geoff. at 3:51 PM on October 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

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