Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Freaky Fish Alert!
Meet psycho fish who is deadlier than a piranha and is invading Britain, so it could make its way here sooner rather than later...
The savage giant snakehead has been caught in Britain for the first time - sparking fears of a deadly invasion. The fish, which has a mouth crammed with fearsome teeth, reportedly eats everything it comes across - including people. It can 'crawl' on land and survive out of water for four days. Adults can grow up to 3ft long and weigh 44lbs. An Environment Agency source told papers: "The reaction was, 'Oh s***'. This is the ultimate invasive species - if it starts breeding here it's a disaster." The fish - from south-east Asia - was found in the River Witham in Lincolnshire. Angler Andy Alder who caught the fish told the newspaper: "It had a gob full of razor-sharp teeth. To be honest it looked terrifying."