Freshman rowers at Washington University in St. Louis had nowhere to go when they were caught in the crossfire of a herd of flying fish.
The surprise attack was captured on camera by varsity rower Benjamin Rosenbaum who called the incident that took place Friday with Asian carps “almost a rite of passage” for freshmen rowers.
“It happened the same weekend in April back in 2013,” Rosenbaum, a Washington University junior, told ABC News. "It’s the season.”
Rosenbaum, the captain of the university's Varsity men's crew team, was loading equipment onto a trailer with his teammates when he caught a first glimpse of the coming attack.
“I saw a few fish jump up,” Rosenbaum said. “I had an idea of what was about to happen so I walked down to the dock and filmed it.”
The fish kept jumping for around two minutes but Rosenbaum says there were no injuries. Everyone, he says , as able to laugh about it, eventually.
“The freshmen were panicking,” he said.