There are some strange Aquatic Species that have found their way into Wyoming waters. So how did they get there? The answer, in most cases, is that we humans brought them where without even knowing it.

According to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, the top 5 Invasive Aquatic Species.

1). Zebra/Quagga MusselZebra and quagga mussels have the potential to wreak havoc on waters of Wyoming and we must do what we can to prevent them from getting here. You can do your part by making sure your boat and gear is Drain, Clean, and Dry.  Zebra and quagga mussels have the potential to wreak havoc on waters of Wyoming and we must do what we can to prevent them from getting here. You can do your part by making sure your boat and gear is Drain, Clean, and Dry.  Origin: The Black and Caspian seas in Eurasia.

2). New Zealand MudsnailNew Zealand mudsnails are already present in some Wyoming waters but you can stop their spread to other waters by making sure your fishing waders and other gear are Drain, Clean, and DryOrigin: New Zealand.

3). Asian CarpAsian carp (bighead, black and silver carp) have caused substantial harm in other areas of the country. You can make sure they don’t do the same in Wyoming by never moving fish from one water to another by making sure your boat and gear is Drain, Clean, and DryOrigin: Asia and Russia.

4). Rusty CrayfishRusty crayfish were discovered in a tributary to the North Platte River in Wyoming in 2006. Eradication efforts were conducted and no other populations had been found for several years post-treatment. Unfortunately, rusty crayfish were once again detected in this area in 2012. Treatments were conducted in 2012 and will be completed in 2013 to remove this invasive species from the drainage. Be sure you are not spreading these unwanted animals to Wyoming by making sure your boat and gear is Drain, Clean, and Dry. Origin: Eastern United States.