Hand Feeding Giant Trevally — or “Giant Piranhas” [VIDEO]

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Turns out feeding giant trevally is more akin to feeding giant piranhas.

Today’s video shows a guy tossing a fish to a school of trevally — which they promptly devour.

I can’t understand what the guys in today’s video are saying, but I do catch a “yellowfin” in there, so I assume the bait fish is a yellowfin tuna.

Check out what happens when he tosses them the fish:

 

 

Pretty crazy, right? They’re actually tracking the tuna before it even hits the water.

The giant trevally is actually an apex predator in most of its habitats, with a diet of crustaceans, cephalopods, and mollusks, in addition to other fish.

Interestingly, they’ve developed some highly advanced hunting techniques, including shadowing monk seals to pick off escaping prey, and using sharks to set ambushes. Of course, they can also just rip a fish to shreds if need be.

 

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