Do trout eat mice?

Posted on September 10th 2015

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It never occurred to me that trout might eat mice but sometimes they do…

In the forests of North America and New Zealand, an abundance of certain seeds leads to a huge rise in the mouse population; and when that food source dries up, the mice have to migrate – sometimes swimming across rivers to find new territories to colonise. This lure is made of leather and reindeer hair, and it had a ferocious hook underneath – but then these are huge fish. When people catch them and open them up, they can find eight or ten mice in their bellies that have been swallowed whole. Take a look online if you don’t believe me. 

This lure is made of leather and reindeer hair, and I think the mouse’s face and ears were added just for fun – because the fish, being below, would never see it. It has a ferocious hook underneath, but then these are huge fish. When people catch them….