Saturday, 2 July 2011

Monster of the Deep

This is something I didn't expect to see in the moat surrounding Chenonceau:

In fact, it isn't something you ever expect to see. Twenty seconds later it was gone: a shoal of little fish swan too close and it shot forward, scattering them all. I don't know what the result was, but they do have a reputation as fearsome hunters, even little (about 40cm long) one's like this.

For those who can't identify it, here is a clue:


Simon

6 comments:

Tim said...

Called in East Anglia a "Jack Pike" at this size... nice spot! The moat must get it's water from the river by a sluice.

Sheila said...

This has zero to do with your
subject today; however, you
cameto mind when I saw a piece
in the NY Times about a French
family who moved to New Jersey
from Paris with their 1955
Tracton Avant.

You'll find the article under
the "Automobile" section at the
bottom of the web page. "Auto
Ego; An Immigrant's Welcome to
New York." Some good photos too
in Slide Show. Looks just like
Celestine to my untrained eye.

Jean said...

I love Dad's Army. It was produced before political correctness was invented and when comedy didn't have to rely on foul language for laughs.
Along with Alo Alo, Yes Minister, Fawlty Towers and a few others.

wcs said...

Jean, I loved Yes Minister. Great laughs.

If that had been the French army, our singing soldier might have been named "Brochet."

Simon said...

Sheila - thanks for that - Célestine's slightly younger sister.

Tim - I looked at the smaller fish, thought "I wonder if there is pike in there" and saw him...

Anonymous said...

That scene from Dad's Army never fails to make me laugh every time I see it. The whole moment just sums up Capt Mainwaring (is that how you spell it?).
Veronica

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