Snakehead Fish Discovered in Georgia, Sparks Warning From Wildlife Officials: ‘Kill it Immediately’

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It's unclear how the fish ended up in the pond

An invasive fish species has been spotted in Georgia — and wildlife officials want anyone who encounters it to “immediately” kill the animal, which can survive on both land and in water. (Fox News image)

(FOX NEWS) – An invasive fish species has been spotted in Georgia — and wildlife officials want anyone who encounters it to “immediately” kill the animal, which can survive on both land and in water.

The northern snakehead, native to the Yangtze River basin located in China, was discovered in a Gwinnett County pond earlier this month, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which noted the creatures have been reported in 14 U.S. states.

It’s unclear how the fish ended up in the pond, but a blog post from the department explains invasive species “are often introduced throughout unauthorized release.”

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