Birds have many natural predators - some four-legged, some winged, some two-legged - but rock pigeons in France also have a finned predator, the European catfish. According to Discover Magazine, a group of the fish in Albi have learned how to beach themselves where birds are drinking and bathing in order to snatch one and drag it into the water for a meal. While the attacks are only successfully one-quarter of the time, the unique behavior has sparked scientists' interest.
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