Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sniper fish uses water gun to hunt insects

Here's an amazing video of archer fish hunting insects. The fish shoot a jet of water at insects up to 2 meters away. The water stream is used to knock the insects off plants and into the water, where they're quickly consumed by the archer fish.

The video includes some showy but gratuitous special effects and a vignette near the end where a bemused human smoker gets his cigaretted doused by an anti-smoking archer fish.

1 comment:

horozima said...

Wonderful video....