Snake Catches a Catfish

Published June 17, 2018 296 Views

Rumble / Wild WildlifeOccurred on June 10, 2018 / Swannanoa. North Carolina, USA

Info from Licensor: "I was out at a local river doing some fly fishing and photography. This rather large Northern Water-snake swam across the river and then back towards me. He rested on a small branch and coiled up like he was going to strike at me. I thought it was odd so I got my phone out as it's waterproof and just as I held it up he shot into the water and was writhing around like he got hit by a car. Once the dust settled I started recording. His entire body was coiled around that rock as he was holding the catfish. The catfish, a bullhead I believe, is invasive to our waters. The snake is native. I didn't record any more as I didn't want the snake to become stressed and abandon his meal."