Saturday, July 15, 2006

Carp Love Pink

SOUTH BOSQUE BIKE PATH--Oh I could be Mr. Natural here and go on and on about Snowy Egrets, muskrats, ducklings, goslings, and lizards. I could tell you about the sounds of feral chickens emanating from the undergrowth near the Garden of Glass. But I know what you really want to see: that 30 inch long carp in the clear ditch!

I've seen it for the last couple of weeks...and yesterday I took its picture. I swear it is 30 inches long! And I hear that with its poor eyesight, it will take a bite out of your toe in an instant. So if you decide to go wading you're going to need more than a pair of Teva's.

And what ever you do, don't paint your toenails pink! They love that.


Anonymous said...

John Fleck asks -

Where was this? I saw some truly ginormous fish in the ditch a few weeks back down in the south valley, south of the Bueno Foods plant. They were so big there barely seemed like there was enough water, like they had to more crawl than swim.

johnny_mango said...

I think it is the same spot.

Bridgett said...

I will have to pay more attention next time I am down there. Wow! Who knew!

dr peg said...

How do you know they love pink toenails, Johnny? Did he nibble yours? Next time try purple.