Earlier this week it was a story about the toothy alligator fish which grow to 10 feet long and up to 300 pounds being dropped into Horseshoe Lake. Today it's a story about goldfish.
"Two decades ago, someone dropped a handful of unwanted pet goldfish into a creek in southwestern Australia. Those goldfish grew, swam downstream, mucked up waters wherever they went and spawned like mad. Before long, they took over the whole river." These fish have grown to 16 inches long, weighing up to 4 pounds – the size of a two-liter soda bottle, spawned like mad and took over the whole river.
I did not know goldfish are a variety of carp. But it now seems the same thing is happening in Nevada and Colorado rivers.
Not just another fish story. The picture is one which accompanies the Belleville News Democrat story.