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Ducks Walk On Fish At The Oddest Attraction In Pennsylvania

Perhaps you’ve visited the Pymatuning Reservoir in Linesville, but have you fed the fish at the spillway? This is the only state-owned area in Pennsylvania that allows visitors to feed the wildlife; with about half a million tourists per year paying $1 for a loaf of bread from a concession stand, the Linesville Spillway is a significant part of northwestern Pennsylvania’s tourist industry.

Interestingly enough, the carp are actually an invasive species, native to Asia. Some environmentalists believe that feeding the fish at the Linesville Spillway should be banned because with each visitor throwing an average of 2.4 pounds of bread, the odd attraction directly impacts the local ecosystem by causing the carp population to grow continually.

In the video below, you can see this phenomenon firsthand.

Have you ever been to the Linesville Spillway? What’s your opinion about whether the bread-throwing should continue?

Christi
Christi is from Allentown and currently lives and goes to school in Pittsburgh.