Snakehead Fever

I’ve always liked fishing. I’m above the water, they’re below the water, right up to the point where I sweep a big trout out of the lake and bash his skull with the oar. It’s a good mix. However, the snakehead fish that’s come to inhabit the Potomac Basin of late blurs that line. See, they can walk. On land. And run away. See, that’s not fair, dammit. Apparently the snakehead problem in the area is getting worse and worse, as they caught 80 snakeheads in the Potomac on Sunday, both a record, and only just a small portion of the population. Catching them is hard work, too: “We would throw one in the cooler, two others would jump out and we’d have to chase them through the woods.” But, as the article says, it could be lucrative if you’re not catching them with treble hooks or a net, as there’s a $50 bounty on each snakehead caught legally.

1 Comment so far

  1. Tiff (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 1:47 pm

    THAT’s how we’ll pay for the wedding… ;)

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