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#1 Ken L

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 04:23 PM

The BBC are running this story about a 25lb catfish being removed from the pond at Lakeside shopping centre.
It may have been picking off ducklings but if full frown ducks were being taken, I suspect there may be a bigger one present.


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

Dunno - plenty of evidence of adult ducks being taken by pike in the 20's - would guess their moths are smaller than a cat?



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:22 PM

Alien fish eating our precious Ducks. - reaction  -   SHOCK   HORROR 

 

 

Alien birds (Continental Cormorants) eating our precious fish.   -   reaction -   What is all the fuss abouit ?




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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:53 PM

The BBC are running this story about a 25lb catfish being removed from the pond at Lakeside shopping centre.
It may have been picking off ducklings but if full frown ducks were being taken, I suspect there may be a bigger one present.

You could well be right re a bigger one there Ken, but I reckon even just a 25 pounder could very easily take an adult duck or any bird of similar size.

Wouldn't it be awful if cormorants were included in the menu  :blink:

 

Jeremy Wade (of River Monsters fame) says a fish of around 25 - 30lb is capable of grabbing & drowning a Man.


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 03:08 AM

All,

 

I remember someone posted a video of Wels repeatedly ambushing and eating pigeons getting a drink. I believe, if memory serves, it was from France.

 

It is not at all uncommon to see a duckling being taken by predatory fishes.  I can't say they were always catfish 

 

In Texas I once witnessed a dead catfish with an armadillo stuck in its mouth. Both about 10 - 15 lbs I'd guess.

 

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 08:40 AM

You could well be right re a bigger one there Ken, but I reckon even just a 25 pounder could very easily take an adult duck or any bird of similar size.
Wouldn't it be awful if cormorants were included in the menu  :blink:
 
Jeremy Wade (of River Monsters fame) says a fish of around 25 - 30lb is capable of grabbing & drowning a Man.

Jeremy wade will say anything to get money for an episode !

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

I dont know how true this is but the female bailiff of a local gravel pit near us told us about a guy who was throwing a ball out on the water for his very small dog to retrieve, and as the bailiff came around checking for day tickets the guys small dog was attacked by a big pike and was dragged under the surface.

I also read in one of my Pike books about a horse that was drinking which was attacked by a Pike along the edge of a lake. They said that the Pike had homed in on the sound of the horse drinking because the Pike was probably blind.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:12 PM

Vagabond,

 

Pike eating Cormorant

 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:17 AM

Your cormerant (to me in such a small picture) looks like a grebe ?
How do you stick pictures in the post i can only manage links
Revenge?
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Edited by chesters1, 17 April 2019 - 07:18 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

Good spot Chesters & looks like it's a Great Crested Grebe??

 

I've looked at some pictures & can only find one type of Grebe (the above) which sports a Crest.


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