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Franken-fish invades NYC

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Hum    6,929

Environmental officials are set to conduct a survey of a Central Park lake for the northern snakehead, an invasive predator fish that can live out of water for days.

According to NBCNewYork.com, New York's Dept. of Environmental Conservation is asking that anglers fishing the man-made Harlem Meer secure the razor-toothed fish in a container and alert park staffers, or call 311.

The snakehead species, native to Asia and Russia, has no natural predators and is illegal in most U.S. states. But federal agents have uncovered illegal snakehead selling operations in several states, including New York, Texas, Florida and Missouri. And the so-called "Frankenfish" was recently spotted in the Central Park lake, leading environmental officials to order the survey.

New York, though, is not the first state to report a potential snakehead invasion.

Last spring, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Inland Fisheries (DNR) offered a $200 reward for the successful capture and kill of a snakehead.

"We do not want snakeheads in our waters," DNR director Don Cosden told Fox News at the time.

Last month, a record 14-pound, 3-ounce snakehead fish was caught in Margate, Fla., by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission official.

?It was definitely the largest one we have ever collected," Kelly Gestring, a biological administrator at FWC's nonnative fish research lab in Boca Raton, Fla., told the Miami Herald.

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Growled    3,880

That thing has some wicked teeth. I wouldn't be sticking my hand in there to get a hook out of it.

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

Dinner is here :woot:

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LaP    1,707

Dinner is here :woot:

I bet on the fish

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Hum    6,929

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:

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Buttus    875

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:

get to work. you'll be a billionaire!

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Growled    3,880

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:

They probably wouldn't know when to stop and kill all fish and you'd end up being sued for billions.

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Knife Party    630

They probably wouldn't know when to stop and kill all fish and you'd end up being sued for billions.

lol, just what I thought.

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compl3x    6,252

get to work. you'll be a billionaire!

 

 

Yeah. There are a few invasive species here in Aus we'd like to be rid of too.

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Richteralan    377

Must be a slow news day.

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