A fish able to survive on land discovered in Georgia
Georgia : An angler in Georgia has discovered a fish species, known as snakehead fish, able to breath air and survive outside water.
The authorities have issued a warning against the newly discovered species and have asked people to kill it immediately if they come in contact of it.
According to a news report by ANI, the new species was found in a pond in Gwinnett County.
"Thanks to the quick report by an angler, our staff was able to investigate and confirm the presence of this species in this water body," said Chief of fisheries for the Wildlife Resources Division, Matt Thomas.
"We are now taking steps to determine if they have spread from this water body and, hopefully, keep it from spreading to other Georgia waters," he added.
Appearance of Snakehead fish
The fish is long, thin with a dark brown blotchy appearance; it can grow up to three feet in length. As per known facts, it is capable of breathing air and survive without water.
A snakehead fish is considered to affect native species by competing for food and habitat.
Rules and regulations against the Snakefish
In Georgia, it is illegal to keep any keep it without a wild animal license.
The United States Department of Agriculture calls the snakefish head as "injurious wildlife".