Skip to comments.Snakehead Fish in 7 States, U.S. to Ban Them
Posted on 07/22/2002 7:30:13 PM PDT by Shermy
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Almost like the Clampetts going golf-hunting.
"You need a big club, shotgun and then spiked shoes to stamp em out?"
"Wheeel doggy. :)"
Clones of Hillary Clinton and coral snakes.
Check out this:
|Professor Spencer F. Baird wrote in 1874 in the report
of the United States Commission on Fish and Fisheries:
"There is no parallel in the point of destructiveness to the bluefish among
the marine species on our coast, whatever may be the case among some
of the carnivorous fish of the South American waters. The bluefish has
been likened to an animated chopping machine, the business of which to
cut to pieces and otherwise destroy as many fish as possible in a given
space of time. All writers are unanimous in regard to the destructiveness
of bluefish. Going in large schools, in pursuit of fish not much inferior to
themselves in size, they move along like a pack of hungry wolves,
destroying everything before them. Their trail is marked by fragments of
fish and by the stain of blood in the sea as, where the fish is too large to
be swallowed entire, the hinder portion will be bitten off and the anterior
part allowed to float away or sink. It is even maintained with great
earnestness that such is the gluttony of the fish that, when the stomach
becomes full, the contents are disgorged and then again filled."
Basically, they are oceanic piranha! Actually, a school of Blues would destroy a school of piranha, or a shark, or even a bather who was hapless enough to get in their way (this is why many Northeast beaches close when the Blues run). Consider this quote;
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