This video found on Animal Wire shows giant catfish in a river in France actually hunting and catching birds. Pigeons to be precise. Maybe that is how they got their name, rather than their long whiskers?
These bird-hunting fish have scientists fascinated.
As the unsuspecting pigeons head down to the waters’ edge, the mammoth catfish rush up with their huge mouths wide open, relying on their whiskers to sense vibrations, rather than vision.
According to Animal Wire, scientists have recorded a 28 percent catch rate! They seem more like crocodiles than fish.