South Carolina

UPDATE: Photos of deformed fish prompt closer look by state officials

The State Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that the mutated catfish photographed and shared on social media was caught in Lake Cherokee in Cherokee County close to Gaffney (not the Lake Cherokee in Oconee County.)

The deformed fish is nothing to be alarmed about because such oddities occur in all biological creatures on occasions the fish experts at DNR told Captain Robert McCullough of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

The photos have been sent to the Southeastern Cooperative Fish Disease Project at Auburn University in Georgia for input, SCDNR.