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FISH WHICH FISH SOH Ornwn FiM. Fish, as a rule are not supposed to be ffMfc admirers of fishing. With them it is generally a matter of being at the wrong en4 'J the liae. But there are some curious-looking fish which do a great deal of fishing themselves. They be long to the silurus faulty. and their distinguish- tag features are thb fiafttacle appendages of the mouth. For a long time, say* Science Sifting* th., precise object of these* tentacle* wss not aa- derstood There did not seem to be aafr possible use for them. Close observation, how- ever, in a tank with numerous other small flak ^■ow the sly silurus ising th«ir tentacle* at da ooys, like the fin ral! of the 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 et consumed by curiosity. When the littl* fish as* dose enough there was a wild rush, a gobble and it was all over. The silurus also uses iti tentacles as hands. The fish has been seen to approach some object in the water, and then, in. stead of getting any closer, it wOIIM project, the points of its tentacles to 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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