The Fish Kisser's Diet

Ever notice that puckering up and laying a big one on the snout of a fish — a popular practice in televised fishing — isn’t something that fly fishers do routinely? Well, releasing fish in the water sounds smarter than ever after this warning about “beaver fever” from Martin Armstrong in Stamford, Connecticut’s The Advocate: “Once a person or animal has been infected with Giardia, the parasite lives in the intestine and is passed in feces. Because an outer shell protects the parasite, it can survive outside the body and in the environment for long periods of time — often several months or even a year or more.”

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