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Might the Culprit be ...Goldfinger?

“We don’t think someone fish-bombed the lake,” says Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill, “although in the world we’re living in now, I guess you wouldn’t say anything is beyond the realm of possibility.” Rather, the agency thinks that someone let “a handful” of goldfish loose in a 12-acre lake near Boulder a few years ago, and now it’s “loosely estimated” they have multiplied to 3,000 to 4,000 fish, which can easily be seen from shore. As non-native fish, they must be removed, though “We don’t have a timeline yet for when we’re going to do that.” The process is painstaking and expensive to ensure all of the non-native fish are removed, without affecting native species. (RC/Boulder Daily Camera) ...Had the state simply called it a “terrorist-plotted fish-bombing,” the military would have removed them at no cost to Colorado.
Original Publication Date: 19 April 2015
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