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pike eats duck

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True predator prey scenario, turns and focuses on the stray and BAM

Nice video
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That was so cool
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I've seen a full grown seagull get yanked down into Lake Champlain by it's feet. I can only assume by a big old pike.
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I know Musky's do that fairly regularly but haven't seen a Pike do it. A State Game warden in Pennslyvania informed me he just witnessed a Musky do it the last time i fished the Delaware river. I wouldn't doubt for a minute that Pike would though. There's a reason they make Hula Poppers look like Chipmunks and Mice.

LargeMouths aren't the only species that eat Chipmunks and Mice. Baby ducks are the most common victims of Musky and Pike attacks. The Bluefish of freshwater i suppose behind the Pirahna of course.
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Years ago I saw a huge snapping turtle pull under a full size white duck that was dead floating down the creek. Think turtles get a lot of young ducks.
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Years ago I saw a huge snapping turtle pull under a full size white duck that was dead floating down the creek. Think turtles get a lot of young ducks.



Those Alligator snapping turtles are incredible, they get huge. I saw this nut job show "Call of the Wildman" where he swims around looking for them with his hands.cwm31.gifcwm31.gif
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I've seen a full grown seagull get yanked down into Lake Champlain by it's feet. I can only assume by a big old pike.

Or the infamous lake monster that lives there. cwm31.gif
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I've also seen a skin mount of a pike large enough to swallow a whole gull,
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You should see some of the Pike in New Hampshire and Vermont, holy cow, real monsters.
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If I remember correctly, the pike was a 50 pounder, but this was about 45 years ago. It's lower jaw was plaster. The man who caught it pulled his 45 and put one into the top of it's head before bringing it into the boat.




edit: just checked, U.S. record is about 46 pounds. I either remember wrong (likely), or was told an exaggerated weight. wink.gif
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You're not that wrong. There is a well-documented record of a 52 lb. Irish pike, circa 1910. A newspaper editor had grown bored with tales of giant pike and offered a substantial reward for anyone who would produce a pike over 50 lbs, and had to pay up two years later. The late Larry Koller (nobody under 50 will remember the name) saw a trio of pike, each one well above that weight in an Alaskan indian village, while traveling there just after WW II. I believe his book on freshwater gamefish noted that in northern lakes pike and muskie take about 10% of each year's crop of ducklings and goslings.
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That's really cool to have caught that on video. It reminds me of how the tiger sharks eat the albatross birds off of Midway.

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That was very cool to see. Thanks
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Not uncommon to see a train of Momma and the baby ducks or loons moving across the lake in Quebec and see a splash and a gap in the line of the little guys. I often see the Momma loons with the little ones riding on her back. Wonder why.
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