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Australian for Blood-Thirsty, Tree-Climbing, Monster

Where’s my stake and crucifix?

Question: when does something stop being categorized as a “fish” and start being categorized as “the stuff of which nightmares are made”:

Snakehead fish, native to tropical Africa and Asia, have an appetite for blood and can grow to 1m long, The Cairns Post said today.

Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research director Damien Burrows said there was a danger that snakehead and other pest fish species such as the predatory climbing perch posed a big threat to native Australian wildlife.

They can live in poor environmental conditions, helped by their ability to breathe air – and in some cases, walk on land.

Only in Australia (don’t pretend to be surprised), the place God dumped all the leftover parts.

H/T: Wicked Thoughts

  1. Chi
    04/09/2010 at 09:38

    1m? Good. Bigger target for punching!

    I predict that within the next 10 million years, these suckers will become the dominant species on the planet. I, for one, welcome our scaly new overlords.

  1. 04/20/2010 at 15:02

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