Kicker: Evicting a fish


NICK EICHER, HOST: Officials in a German city near Frankfurt are serving an eviction notice: one local resident has become a real nuisance to the neighbors.

It’s a massive catfish—it’s almost 5 feet long—and it’s got a correspondingly massive appetite.

The beastly fish consumed all the smaller fish out of the pond, and that’s one thing. But then it developed a taste for ducklings. And that was where officials drew the line.

They’ve called in a professional angler to catch the fish—and they say the plan is to capture it and relocate it to a private pond somewhere else.

But the fish’s new home is going to have to meet a couple requirements to make it suitable:

First, it must be completely enclosed so the catfish can’t escape into flowing water.

And—we can not overstate the importance of this second requirement—the pond must have a very low population of ducks.

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