Hello everyone and thank you for all your Votes and Comments on 'Lunch 102 - Henny Pitchforkfeet (aka The Purple Swamphen)', but I think Andrew's moniker much better suits this bird, with the size 19 feet and 'fingernails-to-die-for'...! It certainly couldn't be accused of starting 'foot 'n' mouth', it would never get its foot into its mouth...! No problem, Annette, you can certainly hire out HP to sort out your veggie patch, but your neighbours might think you'd discovered the long-lost Yetti, when they see the footprints...!
Well worth repeating "Mick's Quip", in response to Diane's starting a craze for 'Fish Shop jokes': "... I recall being in a chippie and a group of neds put their heads round the door. They asked the guy if he had plenty chips and he said he had loads. One of them replied,''it saves you right for making too many then
'' !!" Oh, dear me, that got me going. No doubt many will recall Lynne Joyce's wheeze, which started GAS (the Garbage Appreciation Society), with 5 members uploading "Been There, Dumped That" images? Well.....
Where does Lynne Joyce put her Fish Shop wrappers?
In the Whaleie Bin...!
Attempting to keep the 'fish supper' as the theme, today's offering is of a Goliath Heron, spotted in Lake Baringo, way up in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. I bought the fish from a fisherman in a bamboo boat, paddling along, using what looked like table tennis bats (I'll upload an image, one day). Unlike the fish we threw for Fish Eagles to fly down and collect, we were unable to stuff this one with a shaft of bamboo to keep it afloat - Herons swallow the fish whole, whereas an Eagle tears it to bits.
Having coasted our boat as near as we dare, I ensured the Goliath Heron saw that we bore no ill-intent, by waving the fish around, like a demented banshee. Then threw it into the lake, within striking distance, giving the bird time to retrieve it before it sank. I was quite pleased with the results and got some good images for the cost of the fish (about 35p)...
Have a Turbot-charged Thursday, everyone ...!
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