Saturday, July 16, 2005

Time for a School Kill?

Last year the ISW featured a post about a northern snakehead (Channa argus) found in a pond in Pennsylvania. Now there's an update from the BASS Times, and news is not good. Many more snakeheads have been caught this season, ranging from a hefty 5-pounder to one only 4.5 inches long. That means the snakeheads not only survived the winter, but they have likely established breeding populations. How long before one is caught in the Schuylkill or Delaware River? Officials are worried, but the article doesn't mention any plans in the works to prevent that from happening.


Anonymous said...

Of all snakeheads, it has to be the temperate species! Channa striata or C. micropeltes, the two tropical species commonly used in Oriental folk medicine, wouldn't survive the winter.

Farmer Flick said...

I forgot to bookmark this site. When I googled for it, one of the hits was

Somebody over there suggested an invasive species restaurant.

Sounds like a good idea to me. Might have to add common weeds to make it work.

Broiled snakehead
Boiled greens (cogongrass, Stachys tubers, dandelion. garlic mustard)
Rolls w/cattail pollen