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Black Carp

Mylopharyngodon piceus

Description:

Flooding is so bad in SE Kansas that carp are actually coming out of our storm drains. Considered one of the 4 most important commercial fishes, these guys are a huge invasive nuisance. The less they're in our lakes and rivers the better.

Habitat:

Native to Asia, invasive in many places, including parts of the US.

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4 Comments

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Wow, sorry to see the weather hitting this part of the US. I know its like storm central but...wow.Hope you guys are safe from all those tornadoes roaming around!! I see Joplin is close by!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Sharks, Neil? That’s quite surreal.
WilliamsFamily, this is a crazy image. Hope all’s well with you in Kansas and that at the very least you’re able to turn this situation into an interesting photo opp! I’d want to see birds dining on fish in a backyard.

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 2 years ago

That's insane. Right now the yard is full of fish and birds eating the fish, I couldn't imagine a shark lol

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Amazing. In our floods in 2011, we were told to keep an eye open for snakes and sharks. Bull sharks are in these waters and some were trapped on residential properties because of fencing. Needless to say, I heeded their advice.

The GeoDex
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Kansas, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2019
Submitted on May 23, 2019

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