Little Fish Eats Big Fish. Explodes. Dies.

By Amos Zeeberg (Discover Web Editor) | October 24, 2007 2:25 pm

A fish called a great swallower lived up to its name when it tried to eat a snake mackerel that was a full four times its own length off the coast of the Cayman Islands. A passing fisherman spotted the weird fish-in-a-fish and brought it back to Cayman Department of the Environment.

  • Nathan

    Natural selection at it’s finest. It’s almost as if the little fish was dared into doing that!

  • Anna Miren

    I didn’t know animals were capable of greed…

  • Jade

    I wonder if that fish actually thought he was big enough to do that…Talk about an ego.

  • Seth J. Batiste

    “Never bite off more than you can chew. You just might explode!” Seth Batiste

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