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A pike can swallow large fish because its mouth is wide and because the prey passes directly into its long, straight intestine. Still, it takes three to five days for its digestion to be completed
A pike's brain accounts for less than one thousandth of its total body weights.
Although the pike is a fairly indiscriminate feeder, it does not prey on sticklebacks because of their sharp spines.
The pike has highly acidic digestive juices which can even corrode metal.
A pike said to have been caught in 1497 was alleged to have been 270 years old. This was proven false when it was discovered that the skeleton was assembled from the vertebrae of other fish.

The pike preys mainly on different types of carp, although it will eat most other fish as well, including roach, rudd and bream. It also eats frogs, swimming voles, rats, and small water birds such as mallard ducklings, moorhens, and coots.
A young pike differs from a mature pike in that it actively pursue its prey. It feeds on water fleas, worm, and young fish. As it gets older, it catches prey by remaining motionless waiting for an unsuspecting victim to swim within range. Its dorsal and anal fins are positioned fat back on its body, which makes it capable of rapid acceleration.
Prey is detected by sight and a northern pike can spot a potential meal over 50 feet away. It is thought that vibrations in the water may help lead the pike to its prey.

Pike generally spawn in late March or early April in reed beds or in shallow streams. The number of eggs produced depends on the size of the fish. The larger the fish, the more eggs it produces.

The eggs remain on or just above the bottom of the lake or stream until they hatch two to three weeks later. Larvae feed off the york save for 10 days, until it is completely absorbed. The young pike are then ready to hunt or prey.

No. of eggs: 40,000-50,000.

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"...roach, rudd, or bream..." Huh?

Has this material been paraphrased or copied? If copied directly from published material then a source should be listed.
 

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cameraguy I had no idea, you taught me something thanks.

h2o<---knows now.
 

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...roach, rudd & bream? ACDC guitarists and drummer? Wait, was this a quiz?

If so, I can't get the one on "york save"? I think it's some kind of British dish - like kidney pie?
 

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