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Minnesota angler reels in lamprey

The eel-like creature has been a native of Minnesota waters for more than 10,000 years, but it's not everyday you hook one. "I kept on thinking about throwing it back, but when I seen that mouth, I knew it wasn't very good for the fish," Paul DesChene tells WDAY-TV. He caught it on the Buffalo River near Moorhead.
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The eel-like creature has been a native of Minnesota waters for more than 10,000 years, but it's not everyday you hook one. "I kept on thinking about throwing it back, but when I seen that mouth, I knew it wasn't very good for the fish," Paul DesChene tells WDAY-TV. He caught it on the Buffalo River near Moorhead.

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