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3,000 Goldfish Invade Colorado Lake

posted: 04/08/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
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David Toase

From Discovery News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials want to know who dumped pet goldfish into the state's Teller Lake #5. The lake is now overrun with the fish, which number upwards of 3,000, according to ABC News.

Being non-native, the fish present a threat to other life in the lake.

"Goldfish are not a native species and are very harmful to the local aquatic ecosystem," said Kristin Cannon, district wildlife manager for Boulder, Colo., in a press release. "We strongly encourage the public not to dump their unwanted pet fish in our waters. It is bad for our environment as well as illegal."

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