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Football-Sized Goldfish Take over Lake in Minnesota

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So after decades of dumping goldfish in a lake one has grown to enormous proportions

I think they will need something a bit bigger than a goldfish bowl

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/goldfish-minnesota-football-lake-twitter-b1882576.html Image

telmel
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfield2 weeks ago
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ACR
ACR2 weeks ago

This is also a problem in the UK. Even though releasing them into rivers and canals is illegal as they can introduce disease.

Here is a story from 2010 about a teenager catching a 5lb goldfish in Dorset - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10649008

The RSPCA have recently started a campaign to ban goldfish as funfair prizes, which is surprisingly still legal in England and Wales - https://www.kentonline.co.uk/pets/it-should-be-candy-floss-people-take-home-from-the-fair-not-250299/

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telmel
telmel
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2 weeks ago

I always thought it cruel A , giving them away in a sealed plastic bag , and who knows what diseases they might have and i bet the funfair owners dont give any treatments

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 weeks ago

I remember a lad I was starry eyed over when a teenager finally asked me out to the funfair. He won a goldfish for me.It had white spot and died in a few days then he ditched me a week later when his previously unmentioned girlfriend returned from holiday. Life can be cruel lol.

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telmel
telmel
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2 weeks ago

I won a few when i was younger, i was really good at throwing the ping pong ball into the glass bowls, and not many goldfish lasted long after i got home , i always put it down to the shock for the goldfish being transported in that little plastic bag, but disease could have been the reason as with yours M

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 weeks ago

telmel I suppose the thing to do would be to take Goldie home post haste as well but more interested in handing him/her over to someone else to look after and heading out for the ghost train to feign fear and reason for cuddles lol

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telmel
telmel
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2 weeks ago

It was the bumping cars for me M

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