Potomac Snakehead Terror

July 1, 2012

The Potomac River is infested with bloodthirsty, meat-eating Northern Snakeheads. They can breathe air and slither across land. They’re huge, ugly and invasive. That’s why the Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises local anglers to kill all snakeheads.

Don’t think there are any snakeheads in your part of the Potomac? Think again. Angler James Berry has pulled snakeheads out of the Occoquan River, the Potomac near Fort Washington, Aquia Creek, Little Hunting Creek, Mattawoman Creek, and Chesapeake Beach.

Next time you go for a swim at Belmont Bay, watch your toes!

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry

Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry


One Response so far.

  1. Norm says:

    Just about everything in this statement is false:
    “The Potomac River is infested with bloodthirsty, meat-eating Northern Snakeheads. They can breathe air and slither across land. They’re huge, ugly and invasive.”

    Don’t forget the large mouth bass, smallmouth bass, blue catfish, channel catfish, bluegill, grass carp, common carp, goldfish, koi, walleye, muskie, king salmon, coho salmon, and more are also invasive. Why does no one complain about the large mouth bass as being invasive?

    The large mouth bass eats the same things and if not more than the northern snakehead.

    They do not slither across land.

    Yes, they can breathe air.

    Your report gives me a big yawn.

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