LOUISIANA — A rare species of giant gullfish is making its way to Louisiana after being captured by Louisiana State Parks and Wildlife officials in Louisiana’s central bayou.
The gullfos were caught by Wildlife Officer Steve Parekh on Wednesday while patrolling the area between Houma and Lake Charles.
He says they were captured after several days of patrolling and are listed as threatened.
Parek says the gulls will be removed by mid-October.
The Louisiana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the species is known as the “crocodile king.”
Parekh says it’s not uncommon for the giant gurnas to be spotted near Lake Charles and the bayou is no different.
He adds that they also live in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and have been observed by many hunters.
He says the fish are known to eat some of the same species that the giant grouse eats.
They are also known to feed on the same birds, which Pareke says are the same.
We do know they have been known to have been feeding on some of these birds and the ones that were found with them were quite large, so they were definitely feeding on these birds.
He adds that he would have preferred to have them be captured and sent to Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife Services, but says the agency did not have the manpower to do that.
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