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Entire Creek to Be Poisoned to Kill "Vampire Fish"

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June 3, 2013
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A creek near Lake Michigan is being poisoned, to get rid of so called "vampire fish" or sea lamprey that latch onto other fish, and kill or injure them by sucking the insides out. The poison being inserted into the lake won't hurt other creatures or humans. Patrick Jones has more on the invasive species.


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