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December 8, 2012

Catfish Hunt Pigeons: Fish Catch Birds On Land In Display Of Adaptive Behavior (VIDEO)

Filed under: The Huffington Post — Tags: — gotonews @ 21:48

Like their namesake feline companions, catfish are hunting pigeons as prey in a development scientists are calling evidence of adaptive behavior.

Researchers at the University of Toulouse, France, published a study examining the predator-prey relationship between European catfish and pigeons along the Tarn River in the Southwest region of the country, according to the PLOS ONE science blog.

European catfish originated east of the Rhine River, but were introduced to the Tarn in 1983, PLOS ONE reported. They have adapted their natural behavior to feed on novel prey in the area, grabbing pigeons on the shore and dragging them into the water.

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