Jul 13, 2008

Spring Lake Swans

I went out to Spring Lake by myself and did some shore fishing. It was a blue bird sky and the bass sure were cooperating so I settled down on a lawn chair with some night crawlers and fished for catfish. I ended up catching two channel cats that were nothing special, but while sitting in my chair a couple swans came in real close. One of the two was banded as you'll see in the pictures.

These things came within 10 feet of me, most of the pictures were taken without having to zoom in.

Jul 6, 2008

Blue Hole

I went down to southern Missouri for our annual July 4th camping trip and family reunion at the Blue Hole. I only did some casual fishing and caught a few small bluegill. Perhaps more interesting is that one night my mom and I were sitting by the fire and an armadillo came into camp. I didn't have my camera, so he escaped without being documented. I did however see a bat that was acting peculiar and managed to capture three pictures. It looked like he had taken a dip in the pond and wasn't taking kindly to it; at one point he flopped on his back and laid on the ground for a few minutes before flying off. Maybe he had rabies, it sure wasn't acting like a normal bat.