Well, that worked… sort of.

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So what’s the big idea with puffer fish? Puff out, frighten off your enemy and make yourself too big to eat. It’s apparently quite a successful strategy.

Eel and puffer fish

But just occasionally even the best-laid plans go awry.

(Image taken at Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman via Reddit. See another pic of the same pair. Eel is probably a Green Moray Eel (Gymnothorax funebris). No ID on the fish.)

Matthew Chatfield

Uncooperative crusty. Unofficial Isle of Wight cultural ambassador. Conservation, countryside and the environment, with extra stuff about spiders.

One thought on “Well, that worked… sort of.

  • 3rd July, 2012 at 5:51 pm
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    In fact, not uncommon at all. Here’s another, not sure whether it’s a puffer fish or two in there, but the idea is the same.

    Eel and fish

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