Thousands of goldfish taking over lake in Colorado

April 8, 2015 1:28 PM

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"We strongly encourage the public not to dump their unwanted pet fish in our waters," said wildlife manager Kristin Cannon.

That's what happened in Teller Lake No. 5, a neighborhood lake near Boulder, Colorado, where thousands of goldfish have proliferated and begun crowding out native species. Local wildlife officials are concerned the invaders could unsettle the lake's ecological balance.

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