>a bowfin that was forgotten in a tank for a year and was still
>alive. I find this hard to believe, but did read about it.
It's true! It was observed and recorded by Eddy & Underhill in their 1974 book,
Now here's the part about bowfin that amazes me.
In one extreme case of bowfin aggression, a 36.5 cm (14 in) male that was
guarding 30-40 fry rushed at a man who was standing on the bank (Kelly, 1924).
The bowfin actually propelled itself eight inches out of the water and up a
slightly sloping grassy bank several times!
I'm still researching this, but I believe this is the only recorded instance of
a fish LEAVING THE WATER to ATTACK A MAN on LAND.
Only in North America, folks!
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