This pike is struggling with a meal that is just way too big.
Northerns have a reputation for being eating machines and there are plenty of videos of them attacking baby birds on the internet. But this one is a little different. This pike apparently tried to eat a grebe (a type of diving bird) in the Netherlands.
And the fish’s prey is so large in this case, it appears to be choking and can’t even get below the surface!
It’s hard to tell if this bird is just stuck and the fish is choking, or if the pike just flat-out refuses to let go. Knowing northern pike, it may be a little of both. When they do decide they’re going to kill something, they’re pretty relentless at it.
It seems there is really nothing they won’t try to eat isn’t there? It’s a good thing they never get large enough to eat humans. Chalk this one up as just another addition to the legendary ferocity of the northern pike!