A muskie with a voracious appetite bites off more than he can chew in the clip below.
Well known for their ravenous appetites, muskie will eat just about anything that swims.
In the incredible footage below, a muskie tries to scarf down a big trout. The trout is much too big for the muskie to swallow, but muskie don’t care. It hungry. It eat now.
The video’s title suggests the predator fish is a northern pike, but the pattern of its vertical stripes suggests it’s a tiger muskie, a super aggressive hybrid of northern pike and true muskellunge.
Oh, and if you don’t like electronic dance music – the kind that sounds like oontzee-atzee-oontzee-atzee – you might want to turn down your volume. Or maybe you’re down for a muskie dance party. Your call.
Tiger muskie are northern fish that can be found in the Great Lakes region, Ohio and St. Lawrence Rivers and Upper Mississippi Valley. They’ll eat anything from a small perch to trout half their size.
Tiger muskie, and their true muskellunge cousins, are very challenging to catch, so much so that they’re sometimes called “the fish of 10,000 casts.”