Here is an interesting story about a man who found a non-native fish species in the local lake. He took the fish home and kept it as a pet for 5 years. At the time he took the fish home it was not illegal to do so. Now the laws have changed and it is now illegal to keep that kind of fish. The DEC is worried that the fish (which is kept in a tank in this man's home) will some how find it's way back to the lake and start gobbling up the native Bass. Government gone crazy if you ask me.