In an incredible viral video, a kitten is dragged into a pond by a fish after the curious animal got a little too close to its prey.
The video, filmed in Japan, shows the kitten inching closer and closer to the pond’s surface as it watches the supposed koi carp swimming around. The kitten attempts to paw at the fish, moving closer to the water until its nose is almost touching the surface.
Though a second cat, which some have proposed is the kitten’s mother, tries to discourage the kitten, it continues pawing at the water.
To the kitten’s surprise, the fish jumps out of the water and drags the kitten into the pond with its jaws. The attack is so surprising that even the woman filming it gasps.
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The fish was likely a pike, an aggressive type of fish reported to have bitten humans in the past. They can grow up to 3 feet in length and are known to have sharp teeth.
It’s not known whether or not the kitten survived the attack.