Wildlife officials in Georgia are warning about an invasive fish species.
"Northern snakehead are bad news. And for the first time, the invasive fish has been confirmed in Georgia waters," the Georgia Department of Natural Resource said.
The department said northern snakeheads have the potential to impact native species by competing for food and habitat.
According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, anglers who believe they have caught a northern snakehead should do the following:
The northern snakehead is a long, thin fish, similar in appearance to the native bowfin. They have a long dorsal fin that runs along their whole back and a dark brown blotchy appearance. Northern snakeheads can get up to three feet in length. They can also breathe air allowing them to survive on land and in low oxygenated systems.