9 Fish That Hunt Land Animals
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9 Fish That Hunt Land Animals

August 18, 2019

from one species that can effectively
walk out of the water to another which is known as the fish from hell here are
nine fish that can hunt land animals before we begin be sure to subscribe –
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learn about in the comments section below number nine mudskipper mudskippers are
found in temperate subtropical and tropical regions including the Atlantic
coast of Africa and the Indo Pacific like the name would suggest this fish
has several fascinating adaptations which enable it to travel on land as
well as in the water they’re able to walk or skip on land by using their
pectoral and pelvic fins on land they survive by breathing through their skin
throat and the mucous lining of their mouths this is called cutaneous air
breathing and it’s similar to the way amphibians breathe on land however this
is only possible when mudskippers are moist which is why they tend to be
restricted to humid habitats they’re able to regulate their body temperatures
by digging deep burrows in soft sediments which also protect them from
predators during high tide on land mud skippers perform a wide variety of
activities these include feeding courting potential partners as well as
establishing and defending territories that diets include snails insects small
crabs and even other mudskippers number eight tiger shark up until recently the
consensus was that that tiger sharks only feed on marine animals and water
birds then a researcher from Dolphin Island sea lab named Marcus dreimann
made an interesting discovery in 2009 after he caught a tiger shark off the
coast of Alabama dreimann noticed that the shark had coughed up feathers
interestingly enough these feathers didn’t belong to a water bird
this led dreimann to suspect that tiger sharks might be supplementing their
with other types of birds a study followed in which the stomach’s of over
50 tiger sharks were dissected the contents of about half of the fish’s
stomachs revealed beaks feathers and feet from terrestrial birds like meadow
larks woodpeckers and tanika’s the theory is that as they migrate some
birds lose their way there thus forced to keep
flying until they become exhausted which brings them closer and closer to the
surface where the tiger sharks are waiting to snap them in their jaws
number seven wels catfish wels catfish is by all accounts a true River monster
in 2009 a large catfish almost drowned the Hungarian fisherman he had attempted
to grab the fish in a hold but soon regretted the decision the fisherman
barely escaped with his life after the fish dragged him underwater by his right
leg wels catfish can potentially weigh over
660 pounds while measuring up to 16 feet that’s significantly larger than any
human being even though reports of such giants have
become a rarity in recent years an interest in tendency has been observed
in medium sized catfish from the tan River in Alba France
they’ve reportedly developed an ability to grab pigeons from the riverbanks it’s
believed that the larger catfish have taken to hunting in the river depths
forcing the smaller catfish to search for other sources of food it’s also
suspected that the larger specimens can’t swim the shallow waters to get to
the riverbanks after the catfish grabbed the pigeons they consumed them in the
water based on observation they have a kill rate of 28 percent this may seem
low but it’s actually quite impressive for a fish hunt in an animal that can
essentially fly away when threatened number six African tiger fish
this fish genis native to the african continent is commonly referred to as
tiger fish the scientific name for the genes– is hydra sinners and it consists
of five species which are all typically by severus meaning they feed on other
fish Hydra Sina’s attaches however has become recorded displaying a rather
unique adaptation it’s the only freshwater fish species proven to prey
on birds in flight its main target consists of low-flying barn swallows a
sleek body that measures over 3 feet in length and sharp fang-like teeth enabled
tiger fish to quickly jump out of the water and grab birds as they fly past
different hunting strategies have also been observed one is to hide just
beneath the surface and to ambush the bird in flight while another involves
chasing the bird from the surface and then leaping to grab it the first time
this phenomenon was observed it happened so fast that the team responsible for
recording it barely had time to realize what happened
number 5 eel catfish researchers speculate that the eel catfish uses the
same method to hunt on land that was used by the first vertebrates to venture
out of the water around 420 million years ago to catch
insects on land the eel catfish will arch its specialized spine to rise above
its prey which usually consists of various insects then the eel descends on
it trapping his prey against the ground and bend in its mouth around it
eel catfish jaw muscles a hypertrophic meaning that the cells in the tissue are
larger which increases bite strength in the water the eel catfish employs a
different hunting technique it expands its mouth cavity pulling in extra water
and sucking up prey on land this hunting technique wouldn’t work because air is
around 800 times less dense than water number 4 silver Arowana
the silver Arowana is native to South America in some species and known to
reach almost 4 feet in length in its native waters the silver Arowana is
known as the monkey fish for its ability to capture prey by jumping out of the
water they typically swim near the surface
while looking out for potential prey on tree branches the targets of its jumping
attacks may include snakes insects bats or birds once it’s found a suitable
victim the fish unleashes its incredibly Swift attack with a staggering jump that
can reach over 6 feet above the water surface
despite this impressive hunting technique the silver Arowana usually
uses its drawbridge like mouths to eat animals floating on the surface by
crustaceans or smaller fish number 3 rainbow trout this colorful fish is
known to fight back when caught and for its ability to jump high above the water
when hunting prey this predator will eat nearly anything it captures with a
varied diet including insects smaller fish and even some small land animals
the rainbow trout usually hunts for land animals during their breeding season
when the prey is abundant in 2013 a researcher discovered a rainbow trout
with the remains of 20 shrews in its stomach this furthered understanding of
how apt the fish is at tackling land prey wildlife experts believe that the
trout grabs these creatures whenever they venture close to the riverbank
number 2 Archer fish much like the name implies this
freshwater fish takes down prey using a ranged attack after the archer fish
selects its target which usually consists of insects hanging from tree
branches it contracts its gills to shoot a water stream from its mouth the stream
is shaped by the fish’s mouth pots to travel faster at the rim than at the
front forming the type of blob that impacts the target from around three to
nearly seven feet they’re remarkably accurate shots however even if they miss
the target the persistent archer fish will take multiple shots what’s even
more remarkable is that the archer fish will develop its skill through social
learning this means that they can observe how one member of the school
uses the shooting technique to later adapt or modify their angles and target
distances younger fish are initially inaccurate so by hunted in small schools
they develop their shooting through observation and experience it has
recently emerged that Archer fish also used Jets to hunt underwater prey
experts don’t know which hunting technique developed first whether it was
the aerial or underwater one according to one theory they evolved in parallel
complementing each other the more they were used by the archer fish number one
snakehead fish snakeheads are elongated fish with large
mouths sharp shiny teeth and long dorsal fins there are 40 snakehead species
belonging to two main types the para China native to Africa and the China in
Asia since these freshwater fish breathe air through their gills they’re able to
migrate short distances on land by wriggling with their bodies and fins
snake heads can travel almost a quarter of a mile on land where they can survive
for up to four days as bad news for animals on the shorelines or river banks
as some snakehead species like the northern snakehead can grow to be over 3
feet National Geographic has described this snakehead as fish Zillah for more
than a hundred years humans have been introducing snake heads to
non-indigenous waters where they become invasive and cause ecological damage the
lack of natural predators in these waters means that snake heads often
reach apex status they also tend to spread rapidly by the age of two or
three the snakehead has already reached sexual maturity and a single female may
release up to 150,000 eggs every two years after it was introduced either
intentionally or ignorantly in North American waters the aggressive snakehead
earned the reputation of Frankenfish monster fish or the fish from hell
thanks for watching which fish do you think is the most apt at hunted land
animals let us know in the comments section below


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  • Reply Freedom Le February 28, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Wow…i knew what i saw and no one believed me. Literally within kicking distance of a tiger shark while surf fishing.

  • Reply Slappy February 28, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I knew this was going to be lame, but you actually managed to impress me with just how lame it could be.

  • Reply Mary Grace dulay February 28, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Alaminos Philippines has some of these mud skeepers

  • Reply Eliana Lopez March 1, 2019 at 11:12 am

    6:06.. The eel cat flish…

  • Reply Michael Hadac March 2, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I have cough a 3' Lamprey in Fraser River, BC, Canada. Never new they existed here as I've fished the river for about 45 years. Can you make a video on their species and how to protect our fish species from them. Some mean teeth on them! Thank You. Michael.

  • Reply Tom H March 4, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Climbing perch or Snakehead should be in here. Both species can "walk" on land and stay out of the water for long periods at a time. They're both also aggressive fishes…whats up with the mudskipper lol

  • Reply Shak Sharma March 5, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    @ 6:04 is my favourite part of this video because the narrator calls a FISH a FLISH, & he forgot to edit it out. It's just awesome. Here's the quote, "In the water the eel cat FLISH employs a different hunting technique."

  • Reply Jarred Ridd March 6, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Before we start this sure this is subscribe to THEY WILL KILL YOU 😂

  • Reply Curtis Barker March 6, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    LoL mudd skippers are not ferocious man killers

  • Reply Ace Money March 6, 2019 at 11:36 pm


  • Reply Wolter Siegers March 7, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Boring !

  • Reply jenn lim March 7, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Idiot. Inaccurate info.

  • Reply perez carlos March 8, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    the Trouser trout is super dangerous

  • Reply Asari Hashim March 9, 2019 at 4:31 am

    mudskipper is not dangerous they just like a frog eat insect

  • Reply Jack Frost March 9, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Archer fish was my favorite.

  • Reply Mike Toothacker March 9, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Rainbow trout.. so scary

  • Reply scratch March 10, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Fishes are fishy.

  • Reply Miles Nasenbär March 10, 2019 at 9:45 am

    They Can Kill You ! not Will !

  • Reply john james March 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    at 5:43 the eel catfish turned into a northern pike. lol.

  • Reply john james March 10, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    why wasn't the northern pike or muskie mentioned? then it would have been a top 10 list.

  • Reply john james March 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    all these fish don't just eat land animals either.

  • Reply james taylor March 10, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    3:19 is not a catfish it's a sturgeon

  • Reply Infinite Void March 10, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I love this channel to death (pun intended) but its just not for 11 pm at night

  • Reply Mark Pedrick March 10, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Thought I'd see footage of actual fish snatching land critters but not. Lame. Disliked it.

  • Reply Imax 04 March 11, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Catfish is dangerous, i've seen a lot of them, mostly clarias catfish.

  • Reply Christopher Pappas March 11, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    When I lived near Detroit, I used to go down to the 'Detroit River' a lot and seen a river carp come to the surface and snatch a seagull and even a small dog that was swimming! Poor dog never knew what the frack happened! It was funny thought:) Sorry I'm a BAAAAAAD person:)

  • Reply Christopher Pappas March 11, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    When I lived near Detroit, I used to go down to the 'Detroit River' a lot and seen a river carp come to the surface and snatch a seagull and even a small dog that was swimming! Poor dog never knew what the frack happened! It was funny thought:) Sorry I'm a BAAAAAAD person:)

  • Reply Adam Richards March 12, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    You left out gold diggers & Instagram models

  • Reply HAPPY HOMELESS HOMESTEADERS March 12, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    The flathead catfish is a predator unlike its cousin's it love live food

  • Reply Ben Wa Balls March 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Rainbow trout do not hunt out of water. Muskellunge and Norther should of been on this list too…

  • Reply VAL. Loves March 13, 2019 at 1:12 am

    🕊️{" LOL How funny 😂 the title."}🕊️

  • Reply gemini232003 March 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

    ….and hear I thought I was going to hear about a fish eating a grizzly or moose.

  • Reply celestino bautista March 13, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    snakeheads have lots in philippines specialy in ricefields during rainy seasoons

  • Reply Pretty Ricky March 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Subscribe. "Today will kill you"

  • Reply ClayDog MadMan March 14, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Sir commentator…
    You've actually toned down that excitement in your voice of your commentary due to ridicule…

    I wish you wouldn't have changed, your real original style of commentary was unique…

    Bring it back…

  • Reply Jumar Ongcay Algodon March 14, 2019 at 8:44 am

    This should be on the list https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANxlmqF0wj8

  • Reply Jumar Ongcay Algodon March 14, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Where's the Trivallis???? That fish hunt flying birds. Literally flying birds.

  • Reply Timmy Agnew March 14, 2019 at 1:12 pm


  • Reply Chewy Ltd March 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Mudskippers are very cool as tropical fish hobbyists keep them in aquariums that are set up for land and shallow water, There are several deferent species of them that our out there. Some other people specialize in monster fish sometimes they even need to be rescued from hobbyists that do not know how big they get or other issues and those people save the lives of these wonderful species The ones mentioned here are the Goliath Tiger Fish and The Arowana that need big aquariums of a minimum of about 500 gallons to keep them. The Archer fish is also kept by aquarists that in some cases shoot water at their owners as they are feeding them a rather big aquarium, Snakeheads are extremely invasive the fish are banned in North America due to the larger Snakeheads that are known to be predatory will relatives of the Genus Channa are known as Dwarf Snakeheads that do not even harm small fish but have other interesting characteristics of being good parents. It is interesting how some species of fish hunt on land.

  • Reply Mike Becket March 15, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    We'll there are three hippos, land hogs of the an liberal persuasion that saunter around the neighborhood looking for yet another all you can eat restaurant. You know hoofing it around the block takes its toll one has to over full ones self just to make it to the next eatery two doors down. Heaven forfend.

  • Reply TripleTreuViet March 16, 2019 at 6:40 am

    3:21 shows a Stergeon?!

  • Reply TripleTreuViet March 16, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Baby snakeheads r vicous little fuckers. I bought a couple n it tried to eat all my fish

  • Reply Dear Friend March 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm


  • Reply Logan Busby March 16, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    I have a beach house on dauphin island

  • Reply chris mardz March 17, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Piranha is not included.?

  • Reply oh no March 17, 2019 at 7:07 am

    What's with the creepy background music?

  • Reply Gibbyson The talking cat March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am

    After the shark one hungry shark ad plays

  • Reply James AHAYAH HAS REDEEMED. March 17, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Our captivity is ending AHAYAH has redeemed Jacob

  • Reply James Hayes March 18, 2019 at 9:49 am

    The eel catflish 😂😂😭

  • Reply Robert Henderson March 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    What about that giant salmon from Resident Evil 4

  • Reply john james March 18, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    at 5:43 they flash a pic of a Northern Pike while talking about the Eel Catfish.

  • Reply Mandirigma Debonair March 19, 2019 at 2:54 am

    piranha smh

  • Reply 96Stormageddon March 19, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Any updates on the mystical creatures that haunt the night?

  • Reply Imtiaz Khan March 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    snake head fish the best in taste try guys i am serious u can find this fish only in ponds rivers only

  • Reply Sjarken March 20, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Whats up with the feet fetish?

  • Reply Vivian Perino March 20, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Orcas are a dolphin 🐬 species…not fish 🐟….

  • Reply sunny robinson March 21, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I love to eat rainbow trout didn't know it was a monstere

  • Reply Vivian Perino March 21, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Joseph D…I’ve lived and fished in ?Northwestern Ontario and have caught and released many Muskie and pike…both Muskie and large pike eat ducks and 🐥 ducklings…,The baby loons are a bit luckier cuz they ride on the backs of their parents for a long time after birth….my ?Dad has cleaned large pike with ducks in their stomachs…quite gross…

  • Reply J. Schoenborn March 21, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Don't forget about lungfish, climbing perches (or climbing gourami), sculpins, and rockskippers.

  • Reply Kūpono_ono March 24, 2019 at 2:43 am

    It sounds like its trying to make fishes sound deadly by saying basic facts about them

  • Reply Marcus March 26, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Mudskipper? Hahah. Pathetic creatures. I will eat the . Wait.. Why am I fighting with sea creatures..

  • Reply subwayeatfrisch March 27, 2019 at 9:56 am

    6:05 "Eel CatFLISH".

  • Reply DeLisizicious licious March 27, 2019 at 10:51 am

    6:06 the eel cat flish 🙂

  • Reply Mohamad Haidar March 28, 2019 at 10:16 am

    When tigers arak

  • Reply Josh Coates March 29, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Why during the wels catfish's portion did show a white sturgeon?

  • Reply Ernest B March 30, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    6:03 Cat-FLISH??????

  • Reply Mickey McGowan March 31, 2019 at 6:24 am


  • Reply Malachi's Guides! April 4, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Catflish. Anyone else catch it? 6:05

  • Reply liberal slayer April 6, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I'm beginning to think nothing but pussyfied boys are commenting. Talking about they are trying to make this sound spooky. I never got that impression! Damn do boys not go fishing anymore ??

  • Reply Nick E April 8, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Largemouth Bass,eat Ducklings on regular occasions especially a 10lb Bass,if they were able to ever grow to 60lbs,have teeth like a Musky…..you wouldn't wanna go swiming with em that's for sure.Their attitude,behavior is pretty agresive,you wouldn't stand a chance they might not eat or kill you,but hell then again they might

  • Reply Magnificent David April 8, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I guess Darwin from TAWOG (The Amazing World of Gumball) is a mudskipper

  • Reply Anson He April 9, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Lol,a rainbow trout.

  • Reply P Wagner April 11, 2019 at 2:14 am

    What about the Giant Trevally? They eat birds on the wing. Here's David Attenborough and Blue Planet II showing how it's done:
    damn nature you scary!

  • Reply Joe Britten April 11, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I’d just like to say to everyone out there that wrecks other exotic fish keepers use your heads from my ruin anything for others for this reason I can’t legally own or possess snakeheads in my tanks “ I can get them but it’s not worth the risk of 200k fine and or 1 year jail” this has happened with many other critters aswell not just fish. So if you can’t handle having an animal or it out grows what you have or it’s home give it to someone can. Ps I love my red tail and wels catfish

  • Reply JNath Mart April 14, 2019 at 2:29 am

    What about The Bushy Beaver?

  • Reply Meagan Bundy April 15, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Um…..that was a white sturgeon…..

  • Reply darkashtar April 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Muddy Mudskipper… It's Muddy Mudskipper… Its the Muddy Mudskipper show. Sorry couldn't resist

  • Reply Abhishek Choudhury April 19, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    so they just cut opened some tiger sharks just coz some asshole said it was coughing out feathers ???? simply disgusting !!! leave these creatures alone ………… pathetic morons …

  • Reply Kenneth Dueck April 22, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Starts weak af al mud skipper, ooh they eat bugs!!!!

  • Reply Kenneth Dueck April 22, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Pff try northern pike instead of the baby fish those things eat full size ducks, rats, other fish and will eat your puppy!

  • Reply theboywiththedoublex May 6, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Archer fish use water gun!

  • Reply Jessica Lindeman May 11, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I would like you to do a video about the leftover Japanse bombs that haven't been detonated yet. I live in the Pacific Northwest, my name is Jessica. I believe there was a family in Washington state, that came up accidently just on a tree. They we're blown to smithereens. So that's a really old story, No matter. I want you to do a video About the Pacific Northwest and whatever might still be lodged underwater,

  • Reply Cristo Vargas May 20, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I wanna learn about women on “they will kill you”

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  • Reply E M June 14, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    I live your yt channel but I can tell the bird is editing

  • Reply Zach Rohr June 15, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Too many 6's in this video

  • Reply so the octoling June 15, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Mud skipper = fish jebus

  • Reply AQTruthhurts June 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

    No more rainbow trouts for me!

  • Reply Brendon Coss June 19, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I think the snake head

  • Reply Savanna Kersh June 22, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I swear at the beginning i thiught he said” or they will kill u “ right after he said subscribe😂😂

  • Reply edgy username June 25, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Mud skippers are also common in Australia, my mum used to catch them when she was a kid.

  • Reply Death Bringer June 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    What happen my man's. U piped down ur narrating voice bring back the intensity 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  • Reply Branden Drew July 5, 2019 at 11:01 pm


  • Reply Deva Pein July 12, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Cat fish are….. puts on sunglasses river monsters…. -Vegeta

    I GET IT!!!!! – NAPPA

    SHUT UP NAPPA -Vegeta!

  • Reply Bobby Baker July 14, 2019 at 5:13 am

    I say a catfish

  • Reply Loyen Redhawk July 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Greenland shark

  • Reply Jesus Leyva July 25, 2019 at 2:29 am

    I subscribed!!!

  • Reply Paul Richards July 27, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I know those mud fish we also have them in Jamaica

  • Reply Jesus Rios July 28, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    3:41 is a flathead catfish

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