Weird Nature: Shrew-Eating Trout! » shrew-eating trout

A rainbow trout with a stomach full of shrews! Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A rainbow trout with a stomach full of shrews! Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Comments: shrew-eating trout

  •  Comment from Raven

    I still recall my Dad & his Dad telling stories of Musky and Pike basically skimming the top of the water like a catfish the bottom but for baby ducklings… whole… and the sound of the snap, snap .. pop , pop … clapping… taking a whole bunch. I know everyone tells you the fish was 100 foot or 3 foot long,, but I have pics somewhere in our storage in an album and even the ones I personally pulled outta ice in January past Kapuskasing were 2 footers. As round almost as the hole. My uncle landed a 45lb Musky up there in a river by total error, a mis throw of a lure some 2 foot from the shoe in a river, and shallow water. It was out on grass in 10 seconds. Surprise. No way it would have been that quick if he hooked it farther and deeper. No way.

  •  Comment from Trouting

    Wow, That fish really did have a sweet tooth for shrews! I have seen trout eat mice a lot, but it looks like small mammals are the only thing on this trout’s menu.

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