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 Post subject: Mapungubwe: African tigerfish swallows swallow
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:17 pm 
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Came across this is Nature - amazing.

http://www.nature.com/news/video-fish-leaps-to-catch-birds-on-the-wing-1.14496#/b1


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 Post subject: Re: African tigerfish swallows swallow in Mapungubwe
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Very impressive :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: African tigerfish swallows swallow in Mapungubwe
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WOW

My dad used to go Tiger fishing many years ago. I remember that he always spoke of the fish with great respect. They can be very fierce fighters.

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 Post subject: Re: African tigerfish swallows swallow in Mapungubwe
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Fantastic! Just a bit puzzled - what lake in Mapungubwe? Is this in an area where tourists are not allowed? Just curious 'cos don't remember a lake in that park.....probably due to old age :)

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 Post subject: Re: African tigerfish swallows swallow in Mapungubwe
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Probably Scroda dam which is owned by De Beers. Public are not allowed near it but you do get some views of it in the eastern side of the park.


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 Post subject: Re: African tigerfish swallows swallow in Mapungubwe
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Wow,

There was something on a Nature program here (BBC) recently about cat fish attacking pigeons/doves at the edge of water. I wish I'd paid more attention to the explanation they gave.

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 Post subject: Re: African tigerfish swallows swallow in Mapungubwe
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Interesting but not that strange,
Tigerfish catching swallows out of the air/in flight was report already a while (1-2 years) ago. If I not mistaken the video was shown on 50/50 or K-net. The dam it happen regularly is the so called TSB-Dam(sugar produsers) near Komatipoort. The reason why the fish are successful in their hunt are because the swallows are following a flight pattern and are so many it make it a easy catch.

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Ja, that happen also, also rare are that water tortoises can caught doves. I was fortunate one day to saw a small croc at Bobbejaankrans caught a Parrot dove.

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