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Carp per diem

Dear Benjamin, thank you so much for replying to my question about carp in the Los Angeles River. You provided so much information that I am definitely going to share it on the corner. Though I do believe some some readers may object to your plan to kidnap the turtles of Echo Park Lake and re-home them at the river.* Then again, I'm not sure I trust any of the engineering firms that are now competing for the revamp-the-lake project to do any better by the turtles. I hope the river carp have not been over-eaten.
Sincerely Yours,
Chicken Corner

Benjamin wrote:

Dear Chicken Corner: Yes, the carp are good in soup. Carp are considered a trash fish in America, but a delicacy in Europe and Asia. They have a lot of bones, and mushy, bland meat. But, in soup, fine. Are they safe? It turns out carp do hold poison in their little bodies, but mostly in guts.

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