We always knew pike were very aggressive, but this takes it to another level. A curious kitten got more than it bargained for when eyeing up a meal.
In this remarkable video, a kitten is dragged into a pond by a fish at least twice its size after it got a little too close to its prey. The footage, filmed in Japan, shows the kitten edging closer and closer to the pond’s surface, transfixed by the koi carp passing underneath it.
A second cat joins it, even climbing on its back in order to get a good look at the passing prey.
When a few attempts to paw at the creatures beneath it are unsuccessful, it edges even closer to the water – with its nose almost touching the surface. Suddenly a large fish – bigger than any of those the kitten had seen beneath it – lunges out of the water, grabbing it with its jaws and dragging it underwater.
WARNING: This is a graphic video with a cat getting attacked and disappearing off camera.
It’s not known if the kitten survived the astonishing role reversal – but it’s believed the huge fish that attacked it was a pike.