Hundreds of gold fish dumped in Parley’s Creek

SALT LAKE CITY – Hundreds of gold fish were dumped in Parley’s Creek in Sugar House and now the Division of Wildlife Resources is trying to figure out what to do with them.

Mike Slater, regional aquatics program manager for the Utah DWR, says the fish could have come from a resident who wanted to get rid of the fish but didn’t want to kill them, so they dumped them in the pond instead.

“All we can think is maybe someone had these pets at home and they decided they are done with these pets but they don’t want to kill little Nemo, so let’s go put it in the nearest pond thinking that might be better,” Slater said.

But Slater says that can cause problems for the new fish and the fish that live naturally in the pond.

“In all likelihood, that’s probably causing more problems than good, because…

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