Squid eats skua

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Subject: Squid eats skua
From: "Graham" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 16:39:35 +1100
Giday Birders,
                      Back in about 1993, when I worked for NSW Fisheries at
Cronulla I witnessed something similar to the 'Squid eats skua' story.

I was making my regular lunch time visit to the wharf when I saw something
unsual on one of the pylons, about 1 metre below the water level. At first
glance I thought it was a bit of rubbish caught in the oysters, but on
closer inspection it turned out to be a huge octopus, probably a metre in
lenght. This in itself was unusual, but what was really impressive was that
it appeared to be eating a little pied cormorant. I could only guess that
the cormorant swam too close to the octopus and got caught as it swam past.

Sounds like the worm that turned??

Graham Turner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Trevor Hardaker" <

> Hi All,
> We have added an article with photos to our website at
> which some of you might be interested in. It
> describes the finding of a Subantarctic Skua that had eaten some type of
> squid and then the squid ate the skua.....from the inside out!!!
> Has anyone else ever heard of or seen a similar incident?
> Kind Regards
> Trevor

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