Hunting Invasive Carp, with Swords
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Brace yourself for stupidity, but do watch this video of an armor-clad waterskier killing Asian Carp on the Illinois River near Peoria. His weapon is a samurai sword, and his intent is to accomplish what invasive species management teams have been unable to: purge Asian Carp, which now account for 95 percent of the biomass found in the Mississippi River, from the waterway and its tributaries. Thanks to Treehugger for bringing this gem to our attention. If you like it, watch the related clips below.