From Associate Press:
CONCORD, N.H. — A teddy bear dropped into a pool at a hatchery in Milford, N.H., killed all 2,500 rainbow trout living in the pool.
Fish and Game Department hatcheries supervisor Robert Fawcett said the teddy — dressed in a yellow raincoat and hat — clogged a drain earlier this month, blocking oxygen flow to the pool and suffocating the fish.
In a statement, Fawcett noted: “RELEASE OF ANY TEDDY BEARS into fish hatchery water IS NOT PERMITTED.”
Fawcett said that in the past, frogs and dead muskrats were known to block the drain, but this is the first time a teddy bear has killed hatchery fish.
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Remember those instructions: “RELEASE OF ANY TEDDY BEARS into fish hatchery water IS NOT PERMITTED.”