NANFA-- Exotic Removal -Swans vs Snakeheads

John Bongiovanni (
Fri, 12 Sep 2003 13:50:53 -0500

Geez. I heard on NPR today about the problem Maryland is having with the Asian Mute Swan. Its taking over areas of Chesapeak Bay displacing other birds and eating and tearing up the aquatic grasses that the fish live in. The local parks and wildlife dept has devised a program to destroy the birds. These are huge birds by-the-way.

Now there are organized "do-gooder" groups raising cane over the destruction of the exotics. They have actually convinced a judge to execute a stay preventing the state from moving forward in their plans. Good thing that old snakehead in Maryland last summer was just butt ugly!

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