There once was an evil lurking in the depths of Skippack Creek. A blight from a foreign land. Its shape and form were a silvery white. On wispy fins it glides through the water slowly lurking… Waiting.
This ghastly fish has been seen on a few occasions from the shores of Skippack Creek. Where the Creek crosses the bridge of 73, a ghostly fish you will see…
Some say the Ghost Koi of Skippack Creek escaped from a garden pond asylum. Others say the fish was left behind by its former owner, unwanted. A discarded fish that outgrew the love of a child.
Perhaps the Ghost is one in a long line of evil spirits descending, reproducing, multiplying in Skippack Creek.
October ghost stories aside, let’s all do our best to keep these beautiful Ghost Koi (and any other foreign species) OUT of our local water. I’ve been watching this fish over the course of the year from Spring to Fall he started out at 4″ and is now about 10″ in length. Hopefully someone catches this fish and returns it to a private pond ASAP.
I was able to get him to chase a Senko worm but something tells me this elusive Ghost will be a tough catch!
Do you have a spooky invasive species story? Do you think jabbing a hook through a Koi’s face is barbaric? Let us know in the comments below!