Snakehead invasion. (Environment).
What fish can live on land for up to three days and crawl on its belly from place to place?
Answer: The northern snakehead Noun 1. northern snakehead - a voracious freshwater fish that is native to northeastern China; can use fin to walk and can survive out of water for three days; a threat to American populations of fish .
This summer, baby snakeheads were found in a pond in Crofton, Maryland Crofton is a census-designated place and planned community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. Established in 1964, Crofton held its 40th birthday celebration in 2004. , and environmental experts smelled trouble. Snakeheads, also known as Frankenfish, have large appetites. They can eat other fish, frogs, rodents, and baby birds.
Snakeheads come from China, where people eat the fish in soup. In the wild, the fish grow up to three feet long and weigh as much as 30 pounds.
How did they get to Maryland? A local man bought a pair of snakeheads as pets two years ago. But they quickly got too big for their tank, so he released them into a pond.
Experts became concerned that the hungry snakeheads would eat all the other creatures in the pond In the Pond is a 1998 novel by Ha Jin, who has also written Under the Red Flag, Ocean of Winds, and Waiting. He has been praised for his works relating to Chinese life and culture. and invade in·vade
v. in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing, in·vades
1. To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage.
2. nearby rivers, lakes, and streams. So the Maryland Department of Natural Resources The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is a Government agency in the state of Maryland charged with maintaining natural resources such as state parks, public lands, state forests, and recreation areas. poisoned the fish. But snakeheads have also been found in six other states.