Turtle Gets Cheeky with Bass
Occurred on December 3, 2018 / Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Info from Licensor: "Our company, Predatory Fins, imports exotic freshwater fish from all over the world to display and sell to hobbyist and collectors all over the world. We have numerous tanks and several ponds where we house all our species. Occasionally, we will house/rescue both local and exotic wildlife for clients who are changing tanks or who can no longer handle larger species. This particular video is of a male Yellow-bellied slider turtle, who we named Wolverine that was acquired from a regular client that was housed in our 2,000-gallon indoor pond with some of our freshwater monster fish. When some male turtles attempt to woo females for mating, they approach them and lightly shake their claws by their potential mates' face. Wolverine clearly took a liking to a Peacock Bass in the pond and attempted to get her attention with his mating ritual. The bass didn't seem to be too phased by it and didn't immediately swim off which is also pretty unusual. The whole thing was pretty insane to witness."