a vicious sting to their tale [tail]


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It's a documentary "Life in the wild"
Narrator is talking about some fishes.
He says, "Yet, among these seemingly placid piscine creatures, nature unleashes a vicious sting to their tale."
An he goes on explaining that these sometimes become cannibals when trapped in depleting pools and eat the new born of their own species."
Now, I saw on line this "sting in the tale", but it doesn't seem to fit here.
Is he saying simply that nature has given these fellows this bad, vicious characteristic of eating their similar?

Thank you
  • chopin7

    Senior Member
    Thank you, Keith.
    Still, I have problems with this kind of English.
    But anyway, as long as you are sure about that "discovered later" it's okay.
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