"I read in the Mail Call about the Romanian bottle fish or the proper name is a Amur, normally found in farm ponds used to keep them free of algae. They get up to six feet long and can weigh over 300 pounds. Several years ago a farmer grew several of them close to Kemps Mill and they are muck feeders. A special concoction is used for bait. It consists of a mix of equal amounts of rotted chicken liver, shrimp and limburger cheese mixed with cornmeal. When hooked they go from being sluggish into a biting frenzy and if you aren't anchored they may pull you in. They are also known as white carp."
"To the caller who stated that most viruses are spread through the air, a reminder that yellow fever, AIDS, herpes, rabies, shingles, warts, and hepatitis A are just a few non-airborne viruses. Viruses can be spread by touching, food, water, oral fecal route, kissing, body secretion, insect bites, animal bites and blood. It is suspected that the recent strawberry incident was due to fecal contamination of water used to irrigate the strawberries in Mexico. I feel that the caller is far more incompetent than the physician or caller that they intended to respond to."