Electric eel taser: Knifefish stun prey just like Tasers shock humans (VIDEO).

Eerie Discovery: Electric Eels Shock Prey Just Like Tasers Stun Humans

Eerie Discovery: Electric Eels Shock Prey Just Like Tasers Stun Humans

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Dec. 11 2014 2:44 PM

Taser of the Wild

Electric eels shock prey just like Tasers stun human victims.

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Electric eels, native to river basins in South America, are among the most famous predators in the world. But a new study in Science offers a more detailed explanation of their electrical mechanism, finding that, among other things, it works on prey fish the exact same way a Taser does on humans. The video above includes footage from a high-speed camera used to document the eels in action.

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