You didn't know we had them in Colorado? Well neither did DOW until Mike alerted them to this population. Not that they are particularly interested since after all Bighead Carp "can't breed in ponds". What, haven't they ever seen Jurassic Park?
Bighead carp are considered a highly destructive invasive species in the United States. Bighead carp and the closely related silver carp (H. molitrix) were imported to the United States to remove excess or undesirable plankton and thus improve water quality in sewage treatment plants and aquaculture facilities. However, some fish escaped into the Mississippi River basin, where they are now firmly established.
Never mind that these fish are threatening to cause a national disaster in the mid-west. Never mind that this fish had pounds and pounds of eggs in her belly. Never mind that Mike has captured babies there. Never mind that there are literally dozens of them which would seem to defy bucket biology. Never mind that Mike has seen them in the next pond down which is one step closer to the Denver South Platte! Anybody for a nice quality session of head in the sand? It's quite pleasant, everybody is doing it.
Hypocrisy! Foul! Well yeah, I do happen to be quite fond of another "invasive" species the Common Carp, but well, you see, they are prime targets on the fly while Bighead Carp are primarily filter feeders.. One man's masterpiece is another man's trash-fish I guess. Or so I think the saying goes.