Sorry Mike you lost me at Orcas. Plus I have no idea why you appear to be directing that at me.Philip, i can admire the majesty of the Tiger and lion indeed all the big cats. One has to accept that Sharks and Orcas are streamlined killing machines and very handsome in a piscatorial way, most fish we catch are very pretty. Elephants and giraffes are unusual but magnificent. Many flying insects are stunning in colour and aerial ability.
Then we have the Wels catfish which is none of the above. In short it's fugly . It has no majesty, beautiful coloration or any endearing qualities. It's an overgrown slug which consumes whatever it can swallow and I for one cannot find it in my heart to say anything nice about it. I struggle to find the same level of malevolence and dislike for any other living creature.
They should not be in our waters and it's never too late to eradicate or at least to substantially reduce their numbers.
What you or I think is ultimatly inconsequential as the horse has bolted and things will happen whether we like it or not.
Out of interest, .how many Wels have you seen ?…I might be mistaken but I think when I asked you the same question a few years ago it was 1...how many is it now ?