Largemouth bass are sometimes referred to as bucket-mouths and have been known to consume prey half their size. This includes fish, of course, but also frogs and birds.
But the accompanying footage may surprise even bass anglers who thought they had seen it all. It shows a fairly large bass with another of bass similar size half-swallowed and protruding from its mouth.
Both were still alive and the angler probably saved their lives by scooping them up, gently pulling them apart and setting them free.
The video was posted Tuesday on the Field & Stream website by blogger Tim Romano, who said it had been sent to him by a friend. The catch was made at a Lake Austin, presumably in Texas.
Romano wrote about the season heating up and the various methods being used by anglers and added: “You know it’s all good and really warm weather is on the way when Mr. bucket-mouth starts chomping.
“That’s why I had to share this video one of my friends sent me the other day. I’ve seen bass eat some crazy things, like birds, snakes, obviously other fish … but this one has to take the cake.”
No argument there.