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Maryland offering $200 gift cards for dead snakehead fish
Yahoo ^ | 04/06/2012 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 04/06/2012 8:05:15 PM PDT by Silentgypsy

Getting paid to fish sounds like a dream come true to some. But does it have the same appeal if you're going up against a "fish from hell" that can travel on land and sink its teeth into a steel-toed boot?

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dead; fish; maryland; snakehead
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Toothy!
1 posted on 04/06/2012 8:05:19 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy; Salamander

Any Thais in Maryland? They know what to do with a snakehead.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 8:06:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Silentgypsy

That’s a good bounty!


3 posted on 04/06/2012 8:06:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Silentgypsy; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; trooprally

Really?

Are we required to deposit them on the steps of the state capitol?


4 posted on 04/06/2012 8:06:51 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Silentgypsy

How is that fish smoked?


5 posted on 04/06/2012 8:07:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

You need a really big rolling paper.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 8:08:58 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Olog-hai

Probably fine.
Asians eat them.

Ive had smoked carp that’s delicious


7 posted on 04/06/2012 8:12:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

8 posted on 04/06/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Silentgypsy

So it’s illegal to sell them except to the Maryland Gov?


9 posted on 04/06/2012 8:18:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That's the REASON why there's snakeheads in Maryland!!!!!!! LOL

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


10 posted on 04/06/2012 8:22:06 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a gaddamn hurry.")
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To: mylife

I think that you have to provide photographic evidence that you have done them in, and then you receive gift cards.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 8:22:30 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Silly Yankees. Try that $200 in Georgia and that species wouldn’t survive the weekend. Those boys know how to fish and hunt.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 8:23:23 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Viking2002

Sounds like a win-win for them.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 8:23:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mylife

Works for me.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Silentgypsy

15 posted on 04/06/2012 8:25:41 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Photo evidence?
I say give them a dorsal fin and re purpose the rest.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 8:25:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Silentgypsy
Get about half dozen Cajuns up there, week, week and a half, those suckers would be on the endangered species list.........Just suggesting.
17 posted on 04/06/2012 8:27:06 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d give it a go.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 8:30:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The Cajun; CodeToad

Maybe if y’all spread the word, problem solved. Sounds like a solid plan to me. ;)


19 posted on 04/06/2012 8:33:23 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy
Stupid program, but what else can you expect from politicians and bureaucrats. Should have to bring them whole to a disposal station, like checking in deer, rather than just uploading a picture. Fraud is gonna kill this effort.
20 posted on 04/06/2012 8:33:23 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Ken H

Thank you for posting the photo. I forgot how.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 8:34:24 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy; The Cajun

Love dat snakehead from Popeyes!


22 posted on 04/06/2012 8:37:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ken H

23 posted on 04/06/2012 8:39:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Silentgypsy

Why don’t they just put them up for adoption?


24 posted on 04/06/2012 8:41:38 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Roccus

How accessible are disposal stations? I wonder how many backcountry folks have digital photo capability. You bring up a good point. Then, again, if you can figure out how to make them taste good, it makes sense to eat what you kill. (Bugs and vermin don’t count.)


25 posted on 04/06/2012 8:52:33 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: mylife
Yup, the Bowfin is called a choupique (a Choctaw word for mud fish, pronounced shoe pick).
Them two look closely related.
Catch one every now and then fishing for bass, you think you have a 5 pound bass on the line, then you see it's a danged choupique, LOL.
26 posted on 04/06/2012 8:54:57 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

I feel the same way about carp.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 8:59:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Silentgypsy
How accessible are disposal stations? I wonder how many backcountry folks have digital photo capability

The deer harvest in MD for 2011-2012 was more than 98,000 and every one of those was checked in. All you need to dispose of these finned vermin is a dumpster and bag of lime. If the angler wants to keep the fish for food, have the check-in agent remove the head rendering it unusable for a second bounty.
As to "back country folk"....think thay one over again FRiend.

28 posted on 04/06/2012 9:12:45 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

I intended no insult. Most of my neighbors are elderly, don’t use computers and don’t even get email. Searching for local services online usually doesn’t have good results. We ask around and get what we need. A good number of the businesses on Main St. (about a block long) don’t accept credit cards. They will accept personal checks or my word.) I don’t know where you live, but our home is described by the locals as, “the middle of nowhere.” I used to live across the street from a meth lab. Before that, I lived in an inner urban area. It was quite unpleasant and we’re very blessed to live where we live now. We’re in a good Christian community and don’t have to worry about home invasions or drive-by shootings. I’m in back country and happy to be here. Our neighbors are generous enough to tell us that we “...fit right in.” (We don’t believe them but appreciate their kindness.) They have tractors, horses, raise prize-winning coon hounds, hunt their food, etc. I don’t know any of those things. Some are tech-savvy, some not. (I’m not tech-savvy.) So if you think my fine neighbors have been insulted, FRiend, you are barking up the wrong gypsy.

A blessed Easter to you and yours.


29 posted on 04/06/2012 9:27:37 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: mylife
Snakehead with the Bow
31 posted on 04/06/2012 9:40:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Silentgypsy
I lived in NYC for 57 years, now I live in the hills of North Central WV....much the same as rural MD. If folks where you live take deer (not poach), they can take the snakeheads to the same place they check the deer in provided the state DNR has enough sense to set it up. (Though from the sounds of the present program, they don't) Much of what you describe fits where I now live. The fact that they would take my personal checks, even from my NY bank, when I was scouting for a home surprised me also. Folks here had cable before we had it in my old NYC neighborhood and just about EVERYONE has internet access either from cable or a dish. Those that don't are assisted by those who do. If your neighbor wanted to upload a picture for the $200 gift card, I'm sure he wouldn't mind giving you a couple of bucks to do it for him.

Leaving the “most diverse county in the US” and coming here ten years ago was the best move I've ever made, but I'll never die a Mountaineer. I'll always be “that boy from New York City.”......I can't lose the accent (sigh)

32 posted on 04/06/2012 9:53:43 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: smokingfrog; mylife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgnAGRMKw34&NR=1&feature=endscreen
Was this one identified incorrectly? It doesn’t seem to have the numerous sharp little teeth.


33 posted on 04/06/2012 10:05:18 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Roccus

I’m in TN, not Maryland. I moved from the city to the desert, and from the desert to the forest. It doesn’t get any better than this. They don’t criticize my speech or my ignorance. We live too far out in the county for cable, so we have satellite. And we (actually my husband) fix gardening equipment and vehicles, mend fences, etc., w/o charge. I’ve taken photos and have offered to email them to my neighbors, but they refuse to use computers. Fine by me. I learn everything I can from them. The request for information is usually prefaced with, “I need to borrow your brain.” They haven’t failed us yet.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 10:15:28 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Sounds like a mutation out of Marley Creek ...


35 posted on 04/06/2012 11:01:36 PM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: CodeToad

Maryland is the Old Line State - a part of the SOUTH ...


36 posted on 04/06/2012 11:03:18 PM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I think it was a bullseye snakehead.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 11:08:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Ken H

That could be Obama’s fish.


38 posted on 04/06/2012 11:17:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Bite them before they bite you.


39 posted on 04/07/2012 12:40:37 AM PDT by michigancatholic (Thais eat em.)
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To: Ken H

That fish looks like Paul Krugman. Which of course is insulting to the fish.

I cannot wait for the “Save the Snakehead” campaign by PETA.


40 posted on 04/07/2012 1:01:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Silentgypsy; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

Are they tasty?

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


41 posted on 04/07/2012 2:51:58 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: CodeToad

Make it an easily collected cash bounty, and post about it on the Georgia Outdoor News fishing forums and you would probably have guys vacationing in MD looking to come out ahead on the bounty.

http://forum.gon.com/


42 posted on 04/07/2012 3:30:26 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: smokingfrog

Looks like easy money!


43 posted on 04/07/2012 6:04:30 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: FreedomPoster

It looks like the freshwater fishing, fly fishing and invasive species forums are locked. I’ll have to look into it later.


44 posted on 04/07/2012 6:47:26 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Slings and Arrows
The plural of Thai is Thai, but yes you are correct, Thai know what to do with them. In fact they raise them in fish farms.

Barbecued snakehead, (aka mudfish,) (Pla Chon, ปลาช่อน,) are a common food item served by steet vendors in Thailand.


45 posted on 04/07/2012 7:50:07 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Silentgypsy

That’s a hell of a lot for a single fish. Beware the “invisible hand’ of the market according to Adam Smith.

The market value of snakeheads will probably give rise to a new industry—breeding them to sell to Maryland authorities.

Cheaper and easier in the long run than trying to catch them in the wild.


46 posted on 04/07/2012 9:28:23 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: ASA Vet

Looks yummy!


47 posted on 04/07/2012 10:15:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: wildbill
Imported frozen whole snakehead can be bought at SE Asian food stores. One importer is White Swan Brand located in Monterey Park, CA. The profit on buying them wholesale and selling them to MD would be hugh.
48 posted on 04/07/2012 11:09:15 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The yummy comes from the kifir lime leaf, the fresh Thai mint, Thai shallots, lemon grass, and Thai chilies. It may be a little too spicy for normal Farang (ฝรั่ง.)
49 posted on 04/07/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet
It may be a little too spicy for normal Farang (ฝรั่ง.)

Bring it.

50 posted on 04/07/2012 12:33:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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