Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wild...Just Plain Wild

Not far from our resort and on the way to the beach, there is an area I discovered that borders the bird sanctuary. Wondering if I could get any decent pix, I wandered a little closer because I had seen a Snow Egret as well as the Red Throated Heron over the past few days.

Did I just see a FIN?  Holy moose-poops!!  It is a fin!!
Hmmmm...what is that swimming in the water???



Oh, crap!!  There's another one farther out!!




And there's another one. 
 Hmmmm...perhaps that is why I am not seeing any birds!!!



I was later told by a long time Aruban resident that tarpon live in this brackish water and get quite large (60-200 lbs or more!!!). Tarpon survive in this type of water which has less saline than the sea but more than fresh water and sometimes...

they get hungry if there is insufficient food for them!!!


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19 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They have such a cool variety of wildlife there!

TexWisGirl said...

that's pretty cool!

retriever said...

Wonderfull place, quiet .

retriever said...

Wonderfull place, quiet .

Willow said...

Whoa ~ if I were a bird I would hide from that Tarpon too !

Sandra said...

this quiet place fits in your quiet corner perfectly... glad it was a tarpon

Delores said...

Yikes....I can hear the 'Jaws' music playing in my head.

Ginny said...

Yikes! Creepy for sure! I need to look that fish up and see what they look like. ALL of them.

Linda said...

Sure glad you are sharing your vacation photos and stories even after you are back home "at work." Linda@Wetcreek Blog

eileeninmd said...

If I were a bird, I would not be in the water either.. Cool sighting! Thank you for linking up with Saturday's Critters.. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I could feel your excitement! As TexWis said, very cool :)

Chatty Crone said...

That looks like the nicest place.
I hope your Easter tomorrow will be a blessed one.
sandie

Betty said...

In my mind I was hearing the theme song from Jaws.

Ann said...

what a cool sighting.

Stephanie said...

That was cool to see that.

Mimsie said...

Wise birds to keep away. Not sure I'd want to be in that water with any creature having fins of that size!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Mystery solved, and I guess wading was out of the question? :-)

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Wonderful photos. Hope you had a great Easter.

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