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Open thread – carp-a-lot

A Silver Asian carp one leaps out of the water in the wake of a fishing boat traveling up the Illinois River near Henry, IL. (David Schaper, NPR)

No real reason for posting this other than it is amusing. See the video of these fish ‘flying.’ Apparently the swelling population of the bighead and silver carp in the Illinois River has fisherman turning to this fish as a marketable commodity — “If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em.”

Holly, sent this one in, saying: “I foresee lots of gefilte fish!

[Sorry for the less frequent posts and slower email responses this week — I’m drowning in several non-blog-related big projects in the real world for the next couple of weeks — have to pay the bills…]

Carp away…

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