04 May '11, 12am

Sword-Swinging Ninjas On Skis Go After Asian Carp (Video)

Asian carp, meet your worst nightmare. Not poison. Not an electric barrier, or a predator from your native land. No, this is good ol' American ingenuity. With a touch of Ted Nugent , or maybe Chuck Norris . People dressed in spiked body armor with Wolverine -style claws and samurai swords are taking to the Illinois River to battle Asian carp, the NRDC reports. Oh, and they're also on water skis. The Natural Resources Defense Council isn't sponsoring this effort, mind you. But Josh Mogerman , one of their reps in Chicago, just blogged it . And this one is hard to resist. Are these guys extreme environmentalists? Extremely frustrated at ongoing (lagging?) efforts to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes? Extremely cruel? The Detroit Free Press just announced a 13-day, 7-state trek to track Asian carp . It's practically a pass time in the region. But there's been no m...

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