In a moment that fans of SyFy Channel’s strangely successful franchise, Sharknado, will surely celebrate, weird creatures appear to be falling out of the sky in Fairbanks. So are these lampreys signs of the beginning of the end? The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has a rational explanation:
From ADFG’s Facebook page:
This past week the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), in Fairbanks, received calls about arctic lamprey found in strange locations. The local Value Village store found a live lamprey in their parking lot and placed it in a bucket of water. Another resident called and said he found one on his lawn! 4 lamprey were found on land so far. How is this happening?
The answer is probably gulls. Gulls are picking them out of the Chena River with their bills and then dropping the squirming critters while in flight.
Phew. Crisis averted. Sharknado 3 is heading straight to cable TV later this year.