FAIL: NZ Torpedo chokes on a snapper

Monday, May 27, 2013
electric ray chokes on a snapper fish

This electric ray washed up Ninety Mile Beach, Auckland after apparently choking itself to death on a tasty snapper.

Colloquially known as the New Zealand torpedo, Phil McGowan, Kelly Tarlton's general manager said: "It looks like an electric ray which has swallowed a fish, probably snapper”

The New Zealand torpedo, or torpedo fairchildi, is endemic to NZ. They grow up to a metre in length, have a greyish-brown top but white on the base, and are found on or near the ocean floor. But not this one anymore…

This seems a pretty common occurrence so when will fish learn that there's always a bigger fish?

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