A few years ago, someone must have tossed a few goldfish into Colorado’s Boulder County Teller Lake, because now 4,000 of them can be swimming around the water.
Business Insider reports that even though goldfish are harmless, park officials are afraid that they will harm the lake’s natural aquatic ecosystem. The goldfish will eat what the native fish feed off of, which will in turn affect amphibians and birds that feed at the lake.
To remedy the goldfish problem, Lake Teller could be drained so that the fish population could then repopulate, or the fish could be electroshocked, which would paralyze them while they are collected. A third option is to kill the goldfish.
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