Football-sized goldfish found in Burnsville lake, prompting plea not to dump pets
July 13, 2021
The discovery of football-sized goldfish in a Burnsville lake has officials pleading with pet owners to stop dumping their unwanted fish into local waterways.
Burnsville officials found 10 fish, some a foot long, in Keller Lake earlier this month while surveying the fish population as part of a water quality project. On Monday, a second trip yielded 18 more fish, some 18 inches long and estimated to weigh about 4 pounds.
"Most of them were definitely bigger than you'd find in your typical aquarium," said Daryl Jacobson, the city's natural resources manager.