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Bones to pick: Skeletal diver feeds Halloween vibes, and fish, at Japan aquarium

A diver in a skeleton suit feeds fish and a turtle during a Halloween event at Toba Aquarium in the city of Toba, Mie Prefecture, on Oct. 9, 2019. (Mainichi/Kazushige Hayashi)

TOBA, Mie -- A diver donned a skeleton suit for a public feeding for some 1,000 fish and turtles in a tank at the Toba Aquarium here as part of Halloween festivities.

In an Oct. 9 event, the water-dwellers begged the skeletal diver for treats in a new attraction for the aquarium. The diver took shelled Japanese littleneck clams out of a Halloween pumpkin container and scattered them in the pool, sparking something of a feeding frenzy.

The 10-minute event will be held daily at 11:45 a.m. until All Hallows' Eve.

During the Halloween period, the aquarium is also holding a feeding event for its capybaras, offering the big rodents grass and apples inside a Jack-o'-lantern. There is also a special walrus show in the works.

(Japanese original by Kazushige Hayashi, Toba Resident Bureau)

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