Vole eating trout

The Silver Creek in Idaho and its resident trout population are regularly studied by the US fish and wildlife service who have noted the propensity of large adult brown trout to opportunistically feed on voles during episodic hatches’ (or infestations) of the rodents (click here for details). Indeed, the phenomenon of trout keying in’ on a mayfly hatch is well known to anglers. Here at the WTT we were recently sent a story about a shrew eating rainbow trout in Alaska.

The 19 inch fish had consumed 19 of the rodents and the picture and story can be viewed by clicking here