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3-eyed Fish Found Near Argentinean Nuclear Power Plant

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Fishermen in Córdoba, Argentina, have caught a three-eyed wolf fish in a reservoir fed by a local nuclear power plant, 21 years after it happened on "The Simpsons." | Gizmondo.com

You've heard of life imitating art, but now a fish found in Argentina resembles something you'd see on "The Simpsons" -- and it's not making environmentalists laugh.

Back in 1990, the long-running series did an episode that featured "Blinky," a three-eyed fish that cropped up near the Springfield nuclear power plant, where Homer worked.

Now, 21 years later, fishermen in Córdoba, Argentina caught a three-eyed wolf fish in a reservoir near a local nuclear power plant, according to Gizmodo.com.

One of the fisherman, Julian Zmutt, said no one noticed the third eye at first because it was dark.

“We were fishing and we got the surprise of getting this rare specimen," reported The Blaze.com. "As it was dark at that time we did not notice, but then you looked at him with a flashlight and saw that he had a third eye.”

The fish bares no resemblance to Blinky, but it is still causing quite a stir.

According to Infobae.com, a Spanish-language news site, the lake where the three-eyed fish was caught is a reservoir where hot water from the nuclear facility is pumped.

Now, the appearance of a three-eyed fish has the locals worried, especially because there has never been such a sighting before. after seeing undeniable evidence of mutation. Never had such a fish been seen there before.

Residents who live near the reactor are worried the third eye is a mutation caused by exposure to water from the nuclear plant, which is why Zmutt and crew plan to have it tested rather than eat it themselves, before having it preserved.

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