Advertisement

'Big pile' of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

'Big pile' of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

Created: October 17, 2020 09:40 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state and city wildlife officials say it's too soon to know the local impact of exotic eels dumped into a Brooklyn lake last month.

Advertisement

The non-native eel species has been illegally released into freshwater bodies in at least eight U.S. states, including New York.

Officials don't expect the eels to survive winter in the Big Apple, but biologists warn they could still outcompete and prey on native species this fall.

The recent eel release is just one example in a long history of city residents letting exotic animals loose in urban parks.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Duluth community members advocate to end homelessness

Wisconsin DNR wants to raise mining fees, require more detailed plans

Rice Lake will not allow hot mix facilities in city limits

High court won’t extend Wisconsin's absentee ballot deadline

VP Mike Pence draws crowd of supporters on the Range

Advertisement