Snakehead Fish Has Been Found In Georgia That Can Survive On Land
Oct 11 2019
A United States Geological Survey fact sheet says the northern snakehead can survive up to four days out of the water and that juveniles can migrate over land, making this toothy fish a prime candidate for your nightmares. Here's why - the snakehead devours everything in its path. "In Georgia, it is unlawful to import, transport, sell, transfer or possess any species of snakehead fish without a valid wild animal license". They can breathe air from the atmosphere using an air bladder that works like a lung and are known to travel short distances on land. The only good news. they don't eat humans, so this won't be a "Sharknado" situation.
The northern snakehead can grow to "3 feet in length", according to the Georgia DNR.
The species can survive on land for several days.
Officials are concerned about the Northern snakehead infiltrating USA water because they are 'voracious predators'. The state's Department of Natural Resources said that these invasive creatures have been reported in 14 US states so far.