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Hey guys, Snakeheads have been found in Arkansas and thought to be under control, but these little suckers have proven in the past to be very hard to get rid of. If you see one, kill it first and then call Game and fish.
Be sure to kill them by bleeding them cause they are very hardy and can breath air as well as move across land, no joke.:eek:

They had been spotted in the Piney Creek area and in ditches in Lee Co.

Eyes open guys.
 

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Bleed them? Does cutting their head off count? :biggrin:I watched a documentary on these things the other night really late and they are pretty bad. WO and Biologists did studies when they first appeared in the North East part of the country and most of the rumors about these fish happened to be true. They are escape artist in confined. They are very invasive. They do ultiple very quickly and can live out of water for a while. One biologist said he put two on the deck at his house without water for many hours and when he put them back in water after being convinced they were dead they revived and within minutes showed no signs of stress or fatigue. They were first discovered in a small pond and some how spread to the Potomac River where they began to spread further. Just some useless information I picked up the other night.
 

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Sounds like the AGFC is taking these very serious, look what their website says about the upcoming efforts to eradiocate them along with the FWS-

Treatment will be conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 18, although that schedule may change because of weather and field conditions. Water will not be treated when Big Piney Creek flow exceeds 50 cubic feet per second at Buckhorn County Road Bridge.

Treatment will consist of aerial and ground application of up to 24,000 pounds of powdered rotenone and 3,000 gallons of liquid rotenone to Big Piney Creek, Little Piney Creek, tributaries, and ditches. The estimated treatment coverage is up to 4,000 acres; the area treated will depend on the amount of water present in Piney Creek.

Rotenone is a chemical commonly used to control nuisance species in fish management and has low toxicity on other wildlife.

Aerial application will consist of liquid rotenone in ditches, tributaries ponds, and lakes without tree canopies. FWS helicopter crews will conduct aerial treatment with pilots certified for rotenone application by the Arkansas State Plant Board.

The FWS has prepared an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential impact of providing resources to assist AGFC in its efforts. The FWS will provide about $150,000 of in-kind assistance to help the AGFC restore native fish in the Piney Creek watershed. Under the National Environmental Policy Act, the FWS is requesting public comments on the proposed federal action. The 30-day comment period begins on Aug. 22 and ends on Sept. 22. At the end of the comment period, the FWS will determine the extent of the federal action’s impact.
 

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QUOTE=trapperman1985;499328]Bleed them? Does cutting their head off count? :biggrin:I watched a documentary on these things the other night really late and they are pretty bad. WO and Biologists did studies when they first appeared in the North East part of the country and most of the rumors about these fish happened to be true. They are escape artist in confined. They are very invasive. They do ultiple very quickly and can live out of water for a while. One biologist said he put two on the deck at his house without water for many hours and when he put them back in water after being convinced they were dead they revived and within minutes showed no signs of stress or fatigue. They were first discovered in a small pond and some how spread to the Potomac River where they began to spread further. Just some useless information I picked up the other night.[/QUOTE]

I watched the same on nat geo channel ,these fish are prone to live no matter what. When they escaped from the tank with something on top that was pretty wild! Left out of water in the sun all day and revived when placed back in the water,kinda like a poly wog.:eek:
 
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