While staff from the City of Burnaby and two government ministries came up empty handed on Wednesday's snakehead hunt in Central Park, Burnaby resident Bruce Causier said he's caught the predatory invasive species on tape once again.
"He was just kind of basking in the sun (on Friday), slowly swimming around. He was swimming up to the carp," Causier said on Friday, May 25.
According to Causier, an amateur wildlife videographer, the best time to spot the fish is between 2 and 3 p.m., on the north side of the lower pond in Central Park.
Snakeheads are considered voracious predators that can wreak havoc in an ecosystem when introduced to non-native environments. They feed on fish and frogs and the occasional small mammal. They can breathe atmospheric air and wriggle on land, surviving for days out of water, provided it's wet.
Causier did not catch a glimpse of the fish's underbelly to see if there was an elongated anal fin, a feature that distinguishes snakeheads from similar looking less harmful bowfins.
To see Causier's latest video, go to Jennifer Moreau's blog at www.burnabynow.com.