The abandoned behemothic snakehead EATS aggregate it comes beyond and has alike been appear to KILL people.
The monster — from south-east Asia — has a aperture awash with alarming teeth, can “crawl” on acreage and survive out of baptize for up to four days.
News that a 2ft case had been absorbed in an English river acquired boundless agitation amid anglers and conservationists.
An Environment Agency antecedent said aftermost night: “The acknowledgment was, ‘Oh s***’. This is the ultimate invasive breed — if it starts ancestry actuality it’s a disaster.” Angler Andy Alder bent the snakehead while application a sprat as allurement for pike on the River Witham abreast North Hykeham, Lincs.
Andy, of Lincoln, said: “It had a gob abounding of acid teeth. To be honest it looked terrifying.”
Experts who advised photos of Andy’s bolt accepted it was the predator which is on a account of breed that cannot be alien into the UK.
It is feared the angle had been banned in for an aquarium and again illegally released. Snakeheads acquired anarchy back they were begin in America in 2002, with snipers ambience up on banksides to shoot them and absolute lakes actuality berserk to annihilate them.
Ben Weir, of fishing mag Angler’s Mail, said: “In all my time of alive aural fishing I accept never heard so abounding anxious voices.”
Adult snakeheads can abound to 3ft continued and counterbalance as abundant as 44lb.
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