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Arizona Game and Fish officials are in the process of trying to rid Fossil Creek of the smallmouth bass that threaten the endangered, native fish living in the spring-fed creek.

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Fossil Creek bass pose threat

Game and Fish may use chemicals to kill non-native fish

Arizona Game and Fish officials think they rounded up most of the non-native smallmouth bass that have invaded the native fish refuge of Fossil Creek — but they’re not absolutely sure. As a result, the Game and Fish Department is now considering a plan to use a fish-killing chemical to remove non-native fish from the lower reaches of the travertine-tinted, spring-fed creek.


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