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Shocking discovery: Electric eels can ‘remote control’ their prey

Don’t mess with an electric eel. Turns out these animals are neural puppetmasters, using electricity as the strings to manipulate their prey. While the serpentine creatures regularly use their zapping powers to temporarily paralyze unlucky fish, they can also send out a shock that will cause hidden fish to twitch, betraying their positions and making them easy targets.

read more Shocking discovery: Electric eels can ‘remote control’ their prey – LA Times.

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This entry was posted on December 7, 2014 by in Animals, Science.

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