The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Asian swamp eels (Monopterus albus) are on the brink of entering Georgia's Chattahoochee River. The eels can now be found in several ponds adjacent to the river, a mere overflow pipe away from the Chattahoochee's marshland. Unfortunately, researchers have yet to find a good way to control the eels, who have been found to be piscicide-resistant, capable of long-term fasting, and able to survive out of water for extended periods.
Bonus points to the AJC for mentioning the genus of the eel, and triple bonus points for the heading "Alien eels slither close to Hooch." Hee. Tip of the virtual hat to the Protect Your Waters website for pointing to this article.