Feb 21, 2008

British Invasion

This fish is making headlines in Britain. An angler caught it while fishing for pike, and now there are fears that this fish, the snakehead, might be invading Britain's waterways, despite importation bans.

This little monster, which reaches a length of 3 feet (44 lbs!), kills everything it comes across, and is even reported to kill people. Hailing from Southeast Asia, they can crawl across dry land and even live out of water for four days. Hopefully, this specimen represents a single fish that was released by an aquarist who lost interest in keeping it as a pet. Hopefully, it wasn't able spawn and produce more hell fish.

In the meantime, for all you Brits, keep your eyes open, swim at your own risk. Watch where you step.

Thanks for the article, Rachel, Jade, and Ida.

Photo source: The Sun

11 comments:

inccmr said...

Crap, thats my trip to the lake district cancelled!

amandacheryl said...

that is one mean looking fish

Jade said...

That is a scary, scary animal. That deserves a healthy dose of fear, unlike most ugly critters.

meg said...

Wow, I would not go anywhere near a tank containing one of those. It looks like it could kill you just by glaring.

JAS said...

Ok, that's put me off fish even though it's Lent!

Cozytailmom said...

Why does any animal need to be that ugly? Really?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there fear a few years back that some of these fish were found in a waterway in New Jersey?

Theodosia said...

It was in Maryland, or at least near DC, and the authorities tried their damnedest to root them out.

And wasn't there a SNAKEHEAD TERROR movie on the Sci Fi Channel?

Anonymous said...

does it remind anyone else of a baddie in Super Mario Brothers?

booge said...

This fish hates our freedom!

Andrew said...

Wikipedia states that the article that this photo is from was a hoax. The fish was dead. Snakeheads are a warm water fish and as such would have some trouble surviving in a cold Lincolnshire river.