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FISH WHICH FLSH 70B OTHXB FlM. Fish, as a rule are not supposed to be gtmtlk idmirers of fishing. With them it is generallj a matter of being at the wrong end r.f the line. But there are some c urious-lookirg fish whieh do a great deal of fishing themselves. They be long to the silurus family, and their distinguish- ing features are the tentacle appendages of the mouth. For a long time, says Science Siftingt the precise object of these tentacles was not on- derstood There did ot seem to be amW possible use for them. Close observation, how- ever, in a tank with numerous other small fisk ..£rqW the sty silurus ising th<*ir tentacles as d. ooys, like the fin ra, 5 of th4,, fishing frog, to entice unwary little fish within reach of the mouth. The long silvery tentacles were waved to and fro until some unwise little fish would approach, either fascinated by the display 01 consumed by curiosity. When the little fish got dose enough there was a. wild rush, a gobble and it was all over. The silurus also uses ita tentacles as hands. The fish has been seen to approach some object in the water, and then, in, stead of getting any closer, it project the points of its tentacles 1o the object and feel it very gingerly, as if satisfying itself that there was no dinger before making any closet ac- quaintance. ♦

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