Last month, a boy near Pittsboro, Indiana, was fishing for largemouth bass when he encountered something he didn’t expect to find in the gullet of an average-size fish—a duckling. Carrie Fortner said that when her son Andrew caught the bass he could easily see something down its throat. She then took a few photos of the fish with the duckling inside and posted the images to Facebook.
“I guess baby duck was on the menu for this bass,” she wrote on Facebook. “By the way, the fish is alive and well. He was released back into the pond. The baby duck was not so lucky. He was a goner long before the fish was caught. I feel for the poor little guy, but that’s how nature rolls. Thanks for the fascination with wildlife, everyone! Fish on!”