Dutch anglers were all a-titter earlier this year after a man found a dead pike with a zander stuffed inside its mouth, apparently killed by its own appetite:
The story was picked up by the BBC (you can read the full article here) and struck one of our fans, Emma Baldwin, as being a little bit familiar.
She recognized the modern-day scenario — of a fish dying in an attempt to swallow a fish of nearly the same size — because it is depicted in our Morian Hall of Paleontology!
Check out this Mioplosus on display in the President’s Select section of the Paleo Hall. It choked swallowing a Diplomystus: