Newest Group of Bloodthirsty Killers Identified

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm
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They’ll kill you with their icy glare.

New footage reveals that penguins are calculating mass killers.

Researchers strapped one-ounce cameras to the backs of 11 Adélie penguins off the coast of Antarctica and over the course of 88 minutes the birds devoured 244 krill and 33 fish without missing a single target.

“Our movies showed that the foraging behavior of Adélie penguins is remarkably fast and efficient,” researchers wrote in Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences.

Before conducting their research, scientists Yuuki Watanabe and Akinori Takahashi of the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo examined the stomach contents of penguins to figure out what the birds ate.

But the scientists had no idea how ruthless the penguins would be as they snapped up tiny fish and darted through schools of krill.

One penguin in particular shocked the researchers when it swam through a group of krill and snatched up two of the tiny shrimp in under a second.

In another astonishing scene, one of the penguins swam up behind an unsuspecting fish as it swam near the ice and gobbled it down before the prey could even react.

 

They actually eat faster than Michelle Obama. No word if any gay penguins were involved in  the carnage.

4 Responses to “Newest Group of Bloodthirsty Killers Identified”

  1. MT Geoff on 22/22/13 at 1:14 pm

    The darndest animals turn out to be hunters. We’ve known for a long time that the penguin in water is a streamlined killing machine. I’m sure a penguin looks to a small fish like a leopard seal or orca looks to a penguin.
    Even squirrels turn out to be hunters.

  2. lyle on 22/22/13 at 4:12 pm

    Obviously, these penguins need some serious governmental intervention into their gluttonous ways. To paraphrase Our Dear Leader, at some point you’ve eaten enough fish.

  3. Rob in Katy on 22/22/13 at 11:55 pm

    “ruthless”, seriously? did they expect them to ask the fish if they would like to be eaten, or sing to them first. shows you just how stupid researchers are, now let’s send them to photograph tigers.