I know I'm behind the times when I find a fish I haven't heard of before!
Sounds to me like this guy has a head start on all the locals, and if he can do everything they say then I can certainly see how the native fish could be forced out of their natural surroundings.
Funny, but this fish really isn't a bad looking fish, and doesn't look like a threat. I guess it just shows that looks can be deceiving!
Invasive Snakehead Fish Found Near Annapolis
Updated: Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011, 1:13 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011, 6:48 AM EDT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Scientists have discovered a northern snakehead -- a toothy invasive fish that can live out of water -- in Anne Arundel County.
Biologists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center were taking annual fish samples last week when they found the 23-inch egg-bearing snakehead in the Rhode River. The center reported the catch to the Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The fish, which are native to Asia, first received local attention in 2002 when they were found in a Crofton pond. The snakehead is a top-level predator and can crowd out native fish. It can breathe air, survive on land and adapt and thrive in foreign environments.
Scientists are exploring whether low salinity levels in the Chesapeake Bay allowed the snakehead to travel to Rhode River.
Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/invasive-snakehead-fish-found-near-annapolis-071911#ixzz1SbtBX4GD
Ya know, you could almost call this guy "Frankenfish!" Must be hard to stop, but thew main question I keep asking myself is...how do they taste?
Let's get some fresh coffee and sit on the patio. Got a good slow rain for a while yesterday and boy, was it nice!