Can snakes catch fish?

Can snakes catch fish? OK, it’s a pretty obvious headline, but I had no idea snakes could go underwater and catch themselves a fish supper. As these photos show, clearly I was wrong. Apparently diamondback water snakes (shown in the first photo) are something of catfish specialists. Who knew?

I wonder if there are any other surprise fishermen out there in the animal kingdom? Could be a good topic for an article – ‘ten animals you didn’t know could catch fish’… Let’s see.

Snake fisherman

Snake versus fish

Snake vs catfish

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James Green loves nothing more than casting a fly in pursuit of salmon, seatrout or, when the opportunity arises, a tailing bonefish, tarpon or permit.