Monday, June 3, 2013

'Vampire fish': Creek near America's Lake Michigan to be POISONED in bid to fight off invasion of killer species that latches onto hosts and sucks body fluid out

Wildlife workers are going to insert poisonous pesticides into a stream near Lake Michigan as they try to kill an invasive breed of 'vampire fish' that suck the blood out of other fish.

Adult sea lampreys, which reach lengths of 2 to 3 feet, resemble eels but behave more like leeches.

With round, disk-like mouths and sharp teeth, they latch onto fish and suck out their blood and other bodily fluids, killing or severely weakening the hosts.