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ifisn WHICH F ,sn yon OTHJIK FISH. Fish, as a rule are not supposed to be pM sdmirers of fishing. With them it is general!} a matter of being at the wrong end r-F the lias. But there are some curious-looking fish whiek do a great deal of fishing themselves. They be long to the silurus family, and their <1 Anguish- ing features are the Crtntacle appendages of the mouth. For a long Unae. ?a.vs Science Sifting. th", precise object of the?? tentacles was not on- derstood There did ot seem to be alai possible use for them. Close observation, how, ever, in a tank with numerous other small tafc BC-ow the sly silurus ising th..ir tentacies as de- ooy", like the fin ra; of the .shing frog, te entice unwary little n.h 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 or 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 pntacles as hands. The fish has been ?een to approach some object in the water, and then, in- stead of getting any closer, it would project the points of its tentacles to the object and feel it ▼ery gingerly, as if -aiir-fving it<.«!f that then wa.s no danger before making any closei ac- quaintance.

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