Stray Cast: Academics, Asian carp, larvae & roadkill

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It only seems apt to run the Stray Cast here.

After all, this Web log is named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off the end of the outdoors column in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays since April 2, 2003.

Here’s today’s:

Academics are to the $80 million the feds threw at the Asian carp issue what insect larvae are to roadkill on a hot June afternoon.

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