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Meet Florida's newest invasive species, an ugly Amazonian river monster that can grow 10 feet long (Original Post) taxi Mar 2021 OP
Link? gainesvillenole Mar 2021 #1
Sorry, here: taxi Mar 2021 #4
We watch River Monsters on TV leftieNanner Mar 2021 #2
They really are. Look at these: taxi Mar 2021 #6
They are endangered and a protected species in the Amazon leftieNanner Mar 2021 #7
Ouch taxi Mar 2021 #8
I used to watch it. Didn't the guy who does the show get his arm broken by one? captain queeg Mar 2021 #9
I think so leftieNanner Mar 2021 #10
I thought it might be my ex for a moment. CentralMass Mar 2021 #3
I'm convinced. taxi Mar 2021 #5
Almost As Ugly As The Other Florida Invasive Species... smb Mar 2021 #11
+1!!! mitch96 Mar 2021 #14
Ok, so that explains half of the fishes and loaves story. Chainfire Mar 2021 #12
In this county alone we are eliminating 43k acres of panther habitat taxi Mar 2021 #13

leftieNanner

(15,267 posts)
2. We watch River Monsters on TV
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:08 PM
Mar 2021

The arapaima is a nasty fish.

Maybe it can eat some of the Burmese Pythons???

leftieNanner

(15,267 posts)
7. They are endangered and a protected species in the Amazon
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:16 PM
Mar 2021

When Jeremy Wade fished for one, he had to do it using a fly rod! And he had to get specific permission to do it too. Catch and release, of course. I think the one he caught on the show was around 250 pounds!

taxi

(1,896 posts)
8. Ouch
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:19 PM
Mar 2021

I once landed a five foot tarpon from shore, I'll never mess with those big fish again. I don't know how he does it.

captain queeg

(10,617 posts)
9. I used to watch it. Didn't the guy who does the show get his arm broken by one?
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:20 PM
Mar 2021

He climbed into a holding tank where they were netting one of these fish to help net one and got slammed by a struggling fish. Large and aggressive.

leftieNanner

(15,267 posts)
10. I think so
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:22 PM
Mar 2021

His show airs on the Animal Planet channel on Fridays. One of the few things my husband and I watch together.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
12. Ok, so that explains half of the fishes and loaves story.
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:41 PM
Mar 2021

Two of them would feed a pile of folks, and of course, they probably taste just like chicken.

Assholes in South Florida never saw an invasive species that they didn't want to release into the wild. Maybe those fish will go to war on the Pythons.

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