Can the Snakehead Fish Survive on Land?

Snopes.comOn Oct. 10, 2019, many readers came across news stories about an invasive species of fish called the snakehead fish that had been discovered in Georgia. While these stories largely dealt with wildlife officials' attempts to eradicate the species, what caught ...

October 11th 2019


After fish that survives on land is found, Georgia tells anglers: Kill them immediately

CBS NewsSnakeheads are native to Asia. They're long, thin and up to 3 feet long, colored blotchy brown. Their dorsal fins stretch along the entire back. Officials urge anglers who catch one to do the following, according to Georgia's Department of Natural Resources: 1.

October 11th 2019


If you see this fish, kill it

BGRIn the United States, invasive fish species are unfortunately fairly common, but the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is issuing a stern demand if you happen to come across one in particular. The northern snakehead is a species that is not native to ...

October 11th 2019


These fish can live on land and breathe air. Authorities suggest you kill them on sight.

Washington PostA northern snakehead fish was caught earlier this month in a Gwinnett County pond, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, and it's the first time the species has been reported in Georgia waters, the agency ...

October 10th 2019


Snakehead Fish Found in Georgia: 'Kill It Immediately'

The New York TimesIt was described as “a companion for the Creature from the Black Lagoon” when it appeared in the Potomac River, as “Frankenfish” when it was caught in Virginia, and as the “freshwater fish equivalent of a tank” when it showed up in the Harlem Meer in New ...

October 10th 2019


Snakehead fish discovered in Georgia, sparks warning from wildlife officials: 'Kill it immediately'

Fox NewsThe northern snakehead, native to the Yangtze River basin located in China, was discovered in a Gwinnett County pond earlier this month, according to the state's Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which noted the creatures have been reported in 14 ...

October 10th 2019


A snakehead fish that survives on land was discovered in Georgia. Officials want it dead

CNNAn angler caught the northern snakehead fish this month in a pond in Gwinnett County, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division said Tuesday. "Thanks to the quick report by an angler, our staff was able to investigate and ...

October 10th 2019