Animals: Suffering Catfish

When the Mississippi River overflows every year, the countryside is covered with fish. When the waters recede, the fish congregate in stagnant pools. Last week, men in hip boots, were skimming these pools with nets. Every year the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries tries to save the Mississippi's stranded fish before the summer sun dries up the pools. Hauling up load after load of suffering fish, the rescuers return them to the main stream of the river or ship them away to stock special preserves. Black bass, pickerel pike, pike perch, white...

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