A northern snakehead was caught in a pond on private property last week. The fish, native to Asia, does not have any natural predators in American waters, which can allow it to cause significant ecological damage. Snakeheads can grow up to three feet long, and have a long dorsal fin running along their back. The snakehead can breathe air and survive on land for up to four days out of water, if they remain wet, according to National Geographic.
If you come into contact with a snakehead, the DNR is asking you to kill them immediately but remember that they can survive out of the water.
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