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Re: A very Bad thing

Here is exerpt from the APHIS Aquaculture Industry Report from August 1997

APHIS Aquaculture Industry Report
August 1997
United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

New Aquaculture Threat in Georgia 

     The Asian eel (Monopterus albus), in the United States a descendant of
exotic aquarium pets set free in the wild, is adapting, reproducing, and
making itself at home in several south Georgia ponds.  The eel, a flesh-eating
predator that can grow as long as 3 feet, has been found in three ponds thus
far.  Officials fear this exotic predator may soon find its way into Georgia's
streams and rivers and from there infest not only Georgia but Alabama and
Florida as well.