VIDEO: Fish jumps out of water, catches flying bird

Posted at 1:03 PM, Jan 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-13 13:03:53-05

A team of researchers have caught a rare act on video – an African freshwater tigerfish jumping from the water to snatch a flying bird.

Rumors of such behavior by the fish have been circulating since the 1940s. This video is the first confirmed record.

It was captured by the team in a South African lake in the Mapungubwe National Park, near the border with Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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