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Video: Northern pike freezes in lake ice as it tries to swallow bass

A northern pike is frozen in a block of ice cut out from the surface of a lake where the predator died trying to eat a bass that fled to the surface slush before deep freeze. (Youtube)
A northern pike is frozen in a block of ice cut out from the surface of a lake where the predator died trying to eat a bass that fled to the surface slush before deep freeze. (Youtube)

FISHING -- Being a predator is risky business. Wolves are kicked by moose, for example.  But this video of a northern pike that died and froze in the surface ice of a winter lake as it pursued a bass boggles my mind.  Check it out.

 




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.