Water monster appears in Pingdingshan lake: Mouth full of fangs and it will eat everything in the lake
Recently, locals in Pingdingshan, Henan Province, have had a heated discussion about the “water monster” in Yunchang Lake.
Citing local reports, Sina said a strange fish appeared in Yunchang lake. It has a long mouth like a crocodile and strong teeth. It looks similar to an octopus but is a hundred times bigger. Its fangs are densely packed and scary.
According to residents’ descriptions, authorities initially identified this as the “Alligator Gar.” However, it is an invasive species, its origin belongs to the Americas, and it’s one of the largest freshwater fish in the region.
Officials say the fish will harm the ecosystem because it is very aggressive and has no rivals. It will eat all the animals in the lake—ultimately a more dangerous outcome than attacking a few unaware people.
Local authorities and people are determined to catch these fish, and they have been pumping water out of the lake for several days. However, up to now, they didn’t find any trace of the strange fish.
Sichuan: Hot weather dries up aquarium fish
China is experiencing a record-breaking heat wave that has hit many places. As reported by China Global, many areas have high temperatures exceeding 40℃ (104°F), such as eastern Chongqing, southern Zhejiang, and even Chongqing, Bei Bei has reached 110.6°F (43.7C). Besides that, in 62 national stations in Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Hubei, Zhejiang, Fujian, and other places, temperatures exceeded the historical extreme.
On August 23rd, a video shared on the internet shows that a man in Meishan, Sichuan went out for two weeks. When he got home, he was shocked to see that the aquarium he kept on his rooftop had dried up, leaving only mud and dried fish.
His daughter, who shared the video, said that the water in the pool was about 12 inches to almost 16 inches before her father went out. The temperature in Meishan a few days ago was about 104°F (40℃), and it hasn’t rained for a long time.
Power outage: Chongqing officials can’t determine when it will be restored
For several days, the high temperatures above 104°F (40℃) have caused agricultural devastation and forest fires in Chongqing and other Yangtze basin regions.
Besides, the drought severely affects the Yangtze river basin’s power generation, as hydropower provides about 80% of the electricity in Sichuan and neighboring areas.
As Liberty Times reported, Chongqing officials released a notice to industrial companies on August 16th, ordering them to limit production from August 17th to August 24th to save energy and ensure power supplies.
However, official limitations were extended through August 25th, and they said they would be gradually removed “in an orderly manner” after the weather had improved.