Fishzilla: Snakefish Invasion
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It’s got teeth like a shark, a taste for blood, and even walks on land. It’s an insatiable alien predator that obliterates the food chain. Meet the snakehead.
Native to Thailand, the giant fish is known for its size and aggressiveness. Its opponent is Thai fishing guide Jean-Francois Helias, the snakehead master. To solve the mystery of the giant’s presence in the US, scientists enlist his help to collect DNA samples for comparison. The next step is to find out how it’s getting here.
Anyone smuggling invasive species into the US risks a visit from a unique police force: the Department of Game and Fisheries. They catch criminals in the act by conducting undercover sting operations, but illegal smugglers are only part of the problem. The snakehead’s ability to dismantle the food chain is causing naturalists severe concern.
Only time will tell how dangerous this foreign predator is to the ecosystem, but one thing’s clear: the snakehead has already earned the title Fishzilla.
National Geograhpic Channel US