Attack of the Killer Fish!

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  1. Julie K

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    Well, my other "we're doomed" thread seems doomed itself. Maybe this one will fare better.
    I don't know about anyone else, but I find aggressive fish who eat almost anything in their path and who can walk between ponds and spend 3 days out of water to be extraordinarily fascinating.
    Another seafront story is a 60 foot long, 550 pound new species of giant squid
    I just love stuff like this.
     
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    True story - when the "fish story" teaser came on a few days ago while watching the local news, I said to my wife "that looks like a snakehead." I used to be a fresh water aquarium enthusiast. I even owned a snakehead. (Don't blame me, it died.)

    God knows how many Oscars have been released. Thankfully they aren't as agressive as the Snakehead.

    As for the squid, the fact we know so little about them is amazing. I just don't want to be riding with that guy on the Discovery channel if he finally runs into one while cruising around in that little sub!
     
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    I, on the other hand, am wondering how many people one giant squid could serve, fried and battered? [​IMG]
    Jay
     
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    That snakehead story takes place pretty close to here (DC area). They are talking about using poision to kill off the ponds and hopefully wipe out all the snakeheads in the process.


    Jeff
     
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    I hope they don't have to resort to poisoning the whole pond. It's funny reading all the articles around here in the Post and Baltimore Sun. It was front page news for about a week straight and some local DJs were broadcasting on site, trying to hold some "Snakehead Ransom" contest for whoever could catch one. They did finally run a bunch of current through the lake to stun fish and skimmed them off the top!! I think they plan on doing it again.

    BTW, snakehead is pretty damn tasty, especially as sushi or sashimi.
     
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    FYI, there was a feature story about this fish-cum-amphibion in this morning's Los ANgeles Times. Lovely animal.
     
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    I'm only surprised it took this long for a thread to surface about these fish, since the story has been out a few weeks. I'm sure many radio stations get their kicks out of talking about a "walking fish", but I've seen firsthand what foreign "interlopers" can do when they are released into a new habitat and it isn't pretty. Several fish species native to the Black Sea have turned up in Lake Michigan and are wreaking havoc with the ecosystem. This says nothing of the zebra mussels that have been present for several years and cost millions of dollars to water utilities and factories that have clogged water intakes. I'm certainly happy that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is handling this so aggressively.
     
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    Non-native species certainly do much damage to the native species and ecosystem. They are located in more states than just Maryland too - Hawaii, Florida, California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
    However, I have to admire something that's such a survivor as a snakehead. I'm also an admirer of fish who can leave the water for extended periods of time. Hey, walking fish that eat any small animal in its path - that's just totally cool [​IMG]
    But no, don't worry, I won't be leading any "Save the Snakeheads!" rallies....
     
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    Well, I guess that's true Robert [​IMG]
     
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    Especially if it's bacon!
     
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    Times I think, “Did I really just see/hear that”.
    I miss my local news all the time and am relegated to catching up on CNN when I have time.
    I’m pretty sure I just saw part of a blurb on my local, that 2 Piranha had been confirmed caught in an area lake. (I missed which lake, ummmm do I want to go skiing this summer.)
    What with all the exotic boutiques around I had been waiting for this to happen for a long time.
     
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