The Northen Snake Head Fish
By Ella Hulme
- It's originally from China, Asia, Russia, Korea and Africa
- It's tan with dark brown blotches on it's sides and saddle like markings on it's back
- It arrived with somebody ordered two to make a traditional soup for his ill sister. When they got there, his sister was better so he released them to a local pond. Opps.
- It colonized in the Potac River and then individuals have spread over the country
- It thrives in moisture and can slither across land for up to four days
outside of water, have no predators, posses a remarkable reproductive rate. Incredibly cool in an evolutionary sense, but at the same time: Houston, we have a problem." says Melissa Breyer who wrote "Predator fish that walks and breaths is on the loose in Central Park".
Extent of Damage?
Can anything be done to control this species?
There have been no real solutions but there have been suggestions. Some people say we have to catch 'em and eat 'em. They say it would be perfect because it would not cost much and it would nearly get rid of them.
Your kids and puppies are probably safe.
As you can see...
There are lots of examples of why you should spend the $1,000,000 on the northern snakehead fish. But if we don't hurry now, this could become a major problem in the future.
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"Predator Fish That Walks and Breathes Is on the Loose in Central Park." MNN. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2013.
Simpson, Ian. "U.S. Chefs' Solution for Invading Frankenfish? Eat 'em." Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 27 Nov. 2012. Web. 08 Nov. 2013.