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Wildlife Officials Warn Public to Kill "Land-Dwelling" Fish on Sight

The Asian snakehead fish is an invasive species from China that can grow up to 3 feet long and survive for days at a time on land. They're on the loose in Georgia. Wildlife officials urge members of the public to immediately kill them. You can't afford to wait. The New York Post reports:

An angler’s report allowed them to “confirm the presence,” after identifying the fish’s mottled brown coloring, a dorsal fin traversing the back and the serpentine noggin from which the fish takes its name. [...]
Even scarier, these serpentine swimmers can breathe air — allowing them to exist on land for days at a time.
To combat the invasion, Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division posted a notice on their Facebook page, urging fishers to “immediately kill and freeze any suspected snakeheads, as well as snap photos of their quarry.”

I won't have to be warned twice. I just hope my .458 is heavy enough for the job.

-via Dave Barry | Photo: US Geological Survey


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I imagine that there wouldn't be much left to freeze, after shooting an Asian snakehead fish with .458 SOCOM out of an AR-pattern rifle. More like a "pink mist", than anytthing else.
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They should put a bounty on the snakehead fish as an additional incentive to eradicate them.
There is a bounty on the pike minnow that have invaded the Columbia River that eat millions juvenile salmon and steelhead.
According to Pikeminnow.orgYou can help save salmon and get paid to do it by going fishing! The Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program, funded by the Bonneville Power Administration and administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, pays anglers for each Northern Pikeminnow that they catch that is nine inches or larger. Rewards range from $5 to $8 per fish, and special tagged fish are worth $500.
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