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Same I saw. What are people thinking when they release these into the wild? You have to have a permit to own one in Ohio according to the article. If one of these things were to hurt someone, couldn't that make them culpable?

Edit: It's probably not warm enough, especially in water, for them to get too frisky and they're pretty docile to begin with unless they're used to being fed by a human, which, assuming these were someone's pets, they are.


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I've caught cichlids in Ohio and Illinois waters. I also found a,Russian Tortoise in my backyard.
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