Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
The invasive northern snakehead was first detected in the Blackwater River in 2012. Snakeheads are now frequently found in the Blackwater river system, and are a target of many anglers in the area. Bald eagles are now taking advantage of this abundant food item as well. Just this week this eagle was seen flying across Wildlife Drive with a snakehead in its talons. Thanks to refuge volunteer Beverly Middleton for sharing her image!
More information on snakeheads can be found at http://ow.ly/Jvyo50wZp70