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    Invasive Species Snakehead caught in GA

    Southern anglers, be on the lookout for this fish. Kill if caught and take it to DNR. Pictures in linked articles:

    https://www.gon.com/news/snakehead-confirmed-georgia


    https://georgiawildlife.blog/2019/10...nd-in-georgia/
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    Yet another wonderful gift from our Chinese friends

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    I would characterize it as stupid people releasing invasive species they bought/received as pets into the wild. I live in Georgia, we have plenty of blame to go around before blaming others.

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    I agree with both sentiments above.

    However, as a Georgian and a steward of wildlife, I feel itís my responsibility to spread the word about this invasive species, regardless of whose fault it is.

    Everyone will understand that this fish can literally wipe out a beloved native species. Please share with as many as possible.
    Last edited by Aetius; 10-10-19 at 23:37.

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    There does seem to be two sources... Exotic fishkeepers who did not listen to warnings the fish would quickly outgrow even large aquariums. And chinese markets who apparently import them live. I dont think they release them, but apparently customers do.

    Lest we think this is a GA thing, a few years ago a very large one was caught in a PA pond. Made the news as conventional wisdom was they would not survive that far north.

    Nature is odd. Big alligator was found in a pond near Kennesaw, Ga... Far north of normal range. What they now know is they can survive, just wont breed.

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