On Sunday, the little guy and I hit the beach and this time we were prepared with a pasta strainer and plastic terrarium. Here is what I think is a poison fish -that’s not the name but it looks to be related to a puffer, two crabs unfortunately caught in the act -and bravely unwilling to stop, and two …lobsters? I don’t know what they are -nor, in fact the scientific names of any of our catch.
We also found a twofer here:
There is a flat-bodied crab trying to hide in the shell and a hermit crab’s claws at the bottom-left.
All animals we caught were released more or less where they had been collected but many others were not. One family went home with a pail full of the flat-bodied crabs and other fisherfolk were everywhere.
The next ‘critters’ are family but they reminded me eerily of the immature white herons I had seen a month ago following tractors and collecting the disturbed insects. Here, the far-less-icky prey is potatoes.
That was on Sunday. On Tuesday, I hiked up a local mountain and found myself sharing the path with this guy.
Later, I found a pheasant.
There were droppings of a large herbivore but I haven’t seen any yet.