Thursday 29 August 2013

Just Call Me ...

Grass Carp
... Mr. Zoology.
One day this summer I stopped to eat my lunch by a pond in Queen Elizabeth Park.
I could hear and see lots of splashing and thrashing but it took a long time to discover the cause.
It took even longer once I got home to figure out that the culprits are Grass Carp.
Apparently they do a crackerjack job of keeping vegetation under control in the pond.
They are the ugly (my personal opinion) cousins of the Koi.

I entered some images in an online competition. There's a sucker born every minute.
If you're curious to see them they're here


s.c said...

Even ugliness has its own beauty. Like the shot.

Stephanie said...

Like the shot too!

hamilton said...

they look like great big bullies!

Bob Crowe said...

The one on the left reminds me of my third grade teacher.

Wayne said...


Thanks for the comments

TheChieftess said...

Ugly is being generous!!!