Dramatic Trout Rescue in New Mexico

GILA%20TROUTThis time when horsmen came to the rescue, it was to relocate trout.

Associated Press reports:

“As a lightning-sparked fire charred thousands of acres in southwestern New Mexico, biologists and firefighters used helicopters and trucks for an unusual evacuation. They captured 250 Gila trout — a threatened species — from a creek in southwestern New Mexico and are moving them to a hatchery in the opposite corner of the state. Biologists rode to the creek on horseback, then used electroshocking devices to temporarily stun the trout so they could quickly scoop them into a net.

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Published: July 7, 2009