Luring a fish

Luring a fish

In the wild, Alligator Snapping Turtles lure fish by way of a worm-like bait on their tongue.  The fish will wearily approach this bait, sensing danger but unknowing it is a turtle’s mouth.  The turtle will strike the moment the fish is in its reach.  The following video shows a reconstruction of these events using Ice Creature Control and GameFlow, the fish will dart for safety if the turtle moves, but slowly but surely return to the bait where the turtle unhesitatingly strikes and swallows it.  Incidentally, the appearance of the water has been greatly enhanced since the making of this video, to remove some of the graininess and to also improve the visibility of the bait, which has been excellently modelled by Junnichi Suko.

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