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This Fish might be a cryptid

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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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A bizarre-looking fish was found in a Brigham City pond. Apparently every single fish in the pond died of an unknown cause, but this particular fish was getting a lot of attention due to its fang-like teeth. Biologists aren’t sure exactly what kind of fish it is. Aquatics experts don’t believe it’s an alligator, a piranha or a snake.. Aquatic biologists are leaning toward a lake trout…. with fangs. In any case… I’d stay out of the ponds in this neighborhood.


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This fish is freaky, and like 2 hours away from where I live. Strange... Anyway I was wondering if anyone here could Identify this fish for I have failed to do so.

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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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it's a Chinese snake . fish

lots of photos here:
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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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They don't beleive it is a snake ., and I can see why, doesn't look anything like it.





posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 05:58 PM
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it is a snake. read the British article here
www.popfi.com...




posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Here are the original stories on ksl.com :

Fanged fish creating mystery at Brigham City pond
Fish with fangs generates big response
photos
video

It's definitely a trout * alligator * eel.. right?



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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That thing they're showing looks incredibly dried out, like they took it from it's natural habitat and embalmed the [Snip] out of it. I don't know about this one. But it definitely looks cryptic I guess... I mean I wouldn't really know one unless it was something crazy epic like a yeti or Nessy.


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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 08:01 PM
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Its def a snake ., but how the hell did it get into the pond? It does say pond in the source. Pretty odd, what did it just show up like magic or somthing. Thats the question I would be asking.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 08:16 PM
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They can live in ponds naturally. They're also invasive. So they could easily end up in a pond.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 08:42 PM
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a bit creepy looking isn't it

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posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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I could be mistaken, but snake.s seem to have a smooth upper lip (or part of the mouth anyway), while the photographed creature has a symmetrical jagged part at the outer corners, quite obviously a genetic feature.



Also the snake. has relatively friendly bulgy eyes, while this thingy has tiny beads as eyes and big gaping holes next to them (although those may be decaying ears
).

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posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by scraze
I could be mistaken, but snake.s seem to have a smooth upper lip (or part of the mouth anyway), while the photographed creature has a symmetrical jagged part at the outer corners, quite obviously a genetic feature.



Also the snake. has relatively friendly bulgy eyes, while this thingy has tiny beads as eyes and big gaping holes next to them (although those may be decaying ears
).

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I agree, the features on the upper lip are not in line with that of any snake . species I've found. I also noticed the eyes as you have pointed out. If you look at the other pictures of snake .s provided, it does not coincide with this fish. Also the teeth of this specimen and a snake. does not match up. Not to mention "Aquatics experts don’t believe it’s an alligator, a piranha or a snake.." I know we don't really give scientists much credit here on ATS but for god's sake they study fish for a living! They went to school and learned about fish and fish alone! They can identify species.

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posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 04:24 PM
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I'm giving it another bit of research. I'll be back.



Aquatics experts don't believe it's an alligator, a piranha or a snake. fish for that matter. Craig Schaugaard, aquatic manager for the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR), says, "It does have an adipose fin, which is common in trout species." Aquatic biologists are leaning toward a lake trout.

Snake.s don't have that particular fin. Snake.s also have long dorsal and ventral fins, and this fish doesn't.

Another guess was a walleye. However, the mystery fish doesn't have spiny fins, which are a trademark of the walleye. Schaugaard says, "It's not going to be a new species, but it could be a species that's not native to Utah, like an aquarium fish."

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Where did this fish come from, and more importantly, what is it? The mystery started a couple weeks ago when every fish in the pond went belly up. Ben Boyce, with the Brigham City Corporation, said "Approximately 4,000 fish, when the ice came off the pond, were discovered to be dead."

The pond may have been poisoned, or the water may have run out of oxygen due to the thick ice. "We just have no way of knowing," Schaugaard said.

Among the dead were the species the pond had been stocked with, along with the unexpected -carp, goldfish, and the mystery fish that was found in the parking lot, apparently dragged by an animal. "It's been decomposed. It's been run over," Schaugaard said.

Biologists say it's not a new species. They believe the fish could be a Lake Trout whose tissue decomposed rapidly, making its teeth more prominent.

It could also be a cast-off, a pet fish dumped by someone tired of taking care of it. "We would be appreciative if the aquarium fish didn't come to our pond," Boyce said.


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Something is weird in that pond, but this fish was runover. It looks like the jaw is misaligned and it's flattened. So it could totally be a trout.

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posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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Actually, I'm going fly fishing for trout tomorrow. Plus I'm going to hit up a Lake and see if I can catch a lake trout. I'll make sure to take pictures of the teeth and .!

I don't think the fish in question's . was run over. A car or even a bicycle would have flattened the skull. And when I say flat I mean paper flat. The . still has depth which is not consistent of a car running over a fish's fragile skull.



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 01:30 PM
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Did you read my post?
"Among the dead were the species the pond had been stocked with, along with the unexpected -carp, goldfish, and the mystery fish that was found in the parking lot, apparently dragged by an animal. "It's been decomposed. It's been run over," Schaugaard said.

Biologists say it's not a new species. They believe the fish could be a Lake Trout whose tissue decomposed rapidly, making its teeth more prominent. "

It was run over. They found it in a parking lot.



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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It looks like a rotting bowfin. They have teeth and a long, slender body like that.



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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Bowfin can "walk" out of the water in low oxygen areas. Kind of odd that this would be the only fish to be dragged away by some animal.

I think somebody transplanted a bowfin.



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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its a shame we cant see the whole body ect, as teh shape of the back of it would help.

i think it looks more like a monk fish, its hard to tell though as the one in the pic is dead and looks pretty dry.

the fish in the link ( www.popfi.com... ) looks very similar, but again, the .s to big, verticly, the one in the pic looks alot flatter.

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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 02:38 PM
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Yeah Bowfin Looks a lot closer than a snake . or a trout.




posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 09:06 AM
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i think its somekind of an eel seeing those pics but it sure is one nasty eel then



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 01:14 AM
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that thing looks freaky.




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