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Watch out – flying carps! / Pozor – litaji tu kapri!

Our buddy Jamie sent me yet another enticing news that I have to share with you..and it’s about CARPS again! The following video will seem to you like it is from a different planet. Perhaps it is a short glimpse of Czech heaven (especially during Christmas)?

CZ: Nas kamarad Jamie mi poslal opravdu neuvieritelne video, o ktere se s vami pry mam podelit. A pro zmenu tu jedna zase o KAPRECH! Jen pockejte, bude vam pripadat, ze se divate na reportaz z jine planety. Nebo je to kratounky pohled na to, jak vypada cesky raj (a to hlavne o Vanocich)? Posudte sami:

A little more info on Asian carp:

‘Asian silver carp and bighead carp, which can grow to five feet long and weigh 100 pounds, were imported to Deep South fish farms and sewage lagoons in the early 1970s. They escaped into the Mississippi and have been migrating north since.

The species were first discovered in Indiana in the mid-1990s in the southwest tip of Indiana near the Ohio River, Bloom said. Some of the fish have more recently been discovered in the northern part of the Wabash River.

The prolific carp eat plankton that form a vital link in the aquatic food chain. Scientists say if they gain a foothold in the Great Lakes, they could starve out smaller fish and decimate the fishing industry.’

– taken from

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3 comments… add one
  • Eva Z. June 17, 2011, 3:59 pm

    Wow, this is awesome! Who’d think that carps are that athletic!

  • Tanja June 17, 2011, 9:01 pm

    Isn’t that crazy? Imagine a 100-pound ‘athletic’ carp :))
    I just can’t believe people are not eating them! Well, if there is ever a food shortage in America, we know where to go 😉

  • Mark D. Budka June 17, 2011, 10:28 pm

    Oh the carp are flying high upon the Wabash,
    From the fields there comes a breath of new-mown hay,
    Through the sycamores the morning sun is shining,
    On the banks of the Wabash far away!

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