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The Swarp

Those that know me realize that I thoroughly enjoy river recreation. I specifically enjoy fishing Nebraska rivers and catching all kinds of interesting aquatic creatures. The fun of river fishing in Nebraska is the fact that you never know what you might catch!




But now, as the waters of my favorite river fishin’ hole become ice-free here in Nebraska, a new strange-looking fish has emerged.

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What is this? I consulted our very own Daryl Bauer of Game and Parks Fisheries Division for positive identification of the weird specie. Daryl confirmed that the fish is called a Swarp. Huh? The Swarp is a hybrid fish between an Arkansas Razorback Swine and a Common Carp — Swarp (Photoshopious razorbacktus). Could it be another invasive specie swimming in our waters? Will this one be leaping out of the water near or in our boats? Wonder if it might even be the other white meat beyond pork? This FAKE Friday Funny has been brought to you by the ‘crazy outdoor guy’  Greg Wagner, and the ‘zany angler’ Daryl Bauer!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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