Monday, 26 March 2012


'WTF', thought the Little Egret

  Early last week I spotted some Black-tailed Gulls fighting over a few dead fish in the salt-water canal next to my apartment.  A few days later I walked along the canal and saw several hundred more dead fish, which the gulls were now wisely ignoring.  Over the weekend, I was appalled to see thousands of dead and dying fish in the canal.  And of course, a Korean guy fishing.  Yes, he was fishing.
  The canal is bordered by farm fields, and the farmers have been covering the fields in fertilizer and pesticides lately.  I'm guessing the runoff from the fields, which drains directly into the canal, is what's killing off the fish.  Koreans were looking at me like I was strange for taking pictures of the dead fish.  I, in turn, thought they were strange for not being alarmed by the thousands of dead fish.  Reminds me of Wump World.

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