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.
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've loved to see that fish swallow the muskrat whole.
This just goes to show that you never know what you'll capture when out for a day of fishing. It's rare that you get to see fish feeding on land-dwelling animals, but every once in a while you'll see one that took one too many steps into the water.
It is possible that this particular muskrat made an escape, as it was clearly still kicking with life for the entire duration of the video. However, if you've ever hooked a muskie before, you're probably well aware that as difficult as they are to entice, once they bite down on something, very seldom do they ever let go.
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