Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Rare Golden Crappie Caught In Kerr Lake

You have heard of the rare golden trout that reside in pristine high mountain lakes. Glenn Christie, however, has caught what appears to be a golden crappie in Kerr lake near Raleigh, North Carolina. He kept the fish alive and currently is housing it in the Koi pond at his home in Cary, North Carolina. It is thought that the fish is a genetic mutant with a recessive gene not unlike an albino.

"I don't want him to end up in the belly of some big catfish," he said of his adopted crappie. "If I am fairly assured he wouldn't be eaten, I'd like to give him to an aquarium for people to see."

Mr. Christie is currently in talks about a home for his new found friend with Bass Pro Shops and the North Carolina Aquarium.

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