Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes

How many times have you had a goldfish, they died an untimely death, and then you flushed it down the toilet? I can think of at least a dozen times I did this as a child. It was a great way for a child to learn about life and death, plus it makes for easy clean up for the parents. Goldfish are pretty inexpensive to purchase, and also a very low maintenance animal. But what happens when that goldfish isn’t quite dead, and it manages to find its way to the closest pond or lake? In some towns, goldfish are actually causing a lot of havoc for their eco-systems. This has been happening in the United States, France, and Switzerland, just to name a few. There have been a few fisherman across the world that have been able to reel these goldfish in, and they are mutating into giant goldfish. You might want to think twice before flushing your ‘dead’ goldfish down the toilet.

Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes1. He looks pretty happy about his catch of the day. Considering these may have started off as itty bitty goldfish, I’m not so sure I’d want to eat one of these.

Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes

2. Your kids may be scared for life if you decide to serve up goldfish sticks.

Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes

3. This goldfish may be worth eating though considering it weighs quite a few pounds

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Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes4. I wonder how many of these people practiced the whole catch & release routine. I think I would if I caught one of these.

Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes

5. It seems better to release these fish back to where you found them, considering you have no idea where they came from in the first place.

Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes

6. Or even worse when you consider they may have come from someone’s toilet! EWWW!

Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes

7. He doesn’t look too sure about what he managed to reel in.  Here Are 15 Disturbing Results Of What Happens To Pet Goldfish When They Get Dumped In Lakes

8. That’s a good size fish, but this one should definitely go back in the water. 

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