Florida is like an episode of Mutual Of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, but on meth. We have everything from alligators that hunt little old ladies at dusk to iguanas that drop from trees and injure snow birds as they practice yoga. But now, things are getting even more bizarre. Environmentalists have recently discovered the existence of a species of fish that is soooo Florida.
The freaky fish is the goldline snakehead, and trust me, it’s even more terrifying than its name. It’s migrated to our shores from Asia and it’s looking to party. Much like Asian carp, it is a voracious predator with few known threats to its existence. Here’s where it gets downright…um…Florida. The danged thing can breathe on land. They’ve been known to crawl out of the water, slither onto the beach and hunt down frogs. Did you read that? It’s right out of Tales From The Crypt! Yuu can now add the goldline snakehead to a growing list of Florida wildlife that boggles the mind, such as clawed frogs, menengitis snails and huge poisonous toads that find their way into our back yards. The goldline snakeheads were discovered in a local pond in Manatee County, which means they are probably in other places, too.
But it gets worse. Florida Fish and Wildlife officers removed over 400 of the air-breathing fish, along with SEVEN other species of invasive creepy-crawlies, such as walking catfish and Asian swamp eels. Unlike iguanas, whose advance north has been largely limited due to lower temperatures, goldline snakeheads are capable of surviving extreme weather, allowing them to thrive in just about any situation. In fact, snakeheads can survive out of the water for almost four days! Most of the non-native species have been introduced to the United States by people who have brought them here and released them into the wild. Source: CLTampa.com
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