Asian Carp have Spawned Water Ninjas on the Illinois River
Posted May 2, 2011
It has come to this.
The Asian carp infestation in Peoria has some intrepid water skiers taking to the Illinois River in spiked body armor with wolverine claws and samurai swords to take the fight to the invasive species. This is not the most intense video of carp problems; it is the most intense video in response to the fish that I have seen…by a lot! Remember folks, these are...ummm...professionals, don’t try this at home:
Thom Cmar popped into my office and said, "...so this is what recreation on our rivers looks like after the Asian carp apocalypse? If so, then I want to hang out with these guys."
Tip of the hat to NRDC's Nick Magrisso and mememachine.com for finding the video. Bigger tip of the hat to the Peoria Carp Hunters for not gutting themselves on the river…
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