Originally posted on National Post | News:

BURNABY, B.C. — Biologists have reeled in an invasive predator fish that had been lurking in a pond in a park in Burnaby, B.C.

Crews had to lower the water level of the lagoon in Central Park in order to nab the snakehead, a torpedo-shaped fish with a toothy jaw that can snap up mammals two-thirds its size.

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Conservation officers say the fish measured about two-thirds of a metre long and put up quite a fight before being caught and killed.

The search for the so-called Frankenfish was launched last month after someone caught the creature on video.

Nick Procaylo / Postmedia News

Snakeheads, which are native to fresh water in Russia and China, have few predators when fully grown and could pose a severe risk to B.C.’s wild salmon stocks if they reached the nearby Fraser River.

Snakeheads are capable of breathing oxygen and squirming short distances over…

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