Bet you’ve never seen a muskie eat a live muskrat before?!
It’s been a great week for awesome footage showing muskie chowing down on prey. We first had Cody John Wolters viral video, shot July 8 from his kayak, that showed a monster muskie ‘snacking’ on a good-sized northern pike. (You can watch that incredible video HERE.)
We now have a rare and rather impressive cell phone capture of a muskie eating a muskrat. Who needs shark week when you can have muskie week?!
Kathy Starry’s two young sons, Brad, 13, and Tyler, 10, had a pretty cool and unique encounter while fishing on their grandma’s Minnesota lake dock July 9. As you’re about to see, a fair-sized muskie came swimming right up to them – with a wriggling muskrat clenched tightly in its mouth. If that’s not thrilling enough, the dialogue between the boys is pretty epic as well:
Brad (filming): “Okay, so basically this giant freakin’…I don’t even know what this is…a muskie or something…is eating a freakin’ muskrat right now.”
Tyler: “Holy crap! What is that?!”
Here’s the video:
My boys saw this while fishing on my mom's dock, wish they would've recorded longer.
Talk about a cool capture! If only Brad had kept the video running a bit longer – we would have loved to see that ‘ski swallow the muskrat whole.
Goes to show that you never know what you’ll capture when out for a day of fishing. We can’t wait to see what next week has in store!
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