Bright & Early: Giant Scary Fish Ahoy Edition

Good morning, Nashville. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys having new things to fear in life, let’s discuss the Asian Carp invasion here in Middle Tennessee. The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency is warning boaters that these fish, which were imported into the states for catfish farms in the 1980s, have been spotted in the Cumberland. The problem is that they can jump 8-10 feet in the air when scared, and because they weigh up to 40 lbs, they can seriously injure whomever they run into along the way, leading to “cuts from fins, black eyes, broken bones, back injuries, and concussions.” Not that we spend a lot of time boating on the Cumberland, but we’re pretty sure these critters will visit us in our nightmares.

Photo by Grey Street Girl.

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