Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Moment of Randomness for You

In my purging, I also found a newspaper clipping from November, 1987.



THAT was pulled out of Lake Washington, in Seattle.  (Sorry, the quality isn't very good.)

It's a 900# female sturgeon (found dead), that had about 100# of caviar inside her.  They think it probably died of old age, and they can live 100 years.  Yah.

But, swimmers, fear not.  They're bottom feeders.  Still... I wouldn't want that thing brushing up against my legs!

10 comments:

Cathy M. said...

What a fish! Is sturgeon caviar eaten? I don't know much about caviar.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Gives more credibility to the Loch Ness Monster, no?

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Joey, it's kind of funny, because apparently before they found the fish there had been reports of a "duck-eating monster". Yah.

Cathy, there are several kind of sturgeon and the beluga sturgeon are the ones famous for their caviar. This freshwater sturgeon was in a large (urban!) lake and I have no idea if it's a kind of caviar people eat. To be honest, I can't imagine being hungry enough to want to eat fish eggs. Which probably goes to show just how uncultured I am!

Julie said...

That is one enormous fish! Imagine what 100# (is that lbs?) of caviar would fetch!

leah said...

I may never swim in our lake again. EGADS!

I have no desire to eat fish eggs, either. Blech (I'm definitely not a gourmet, lol)!

Mrs. Squirrel said...

Amazing photo!

Agreed - I would not want that brushing up against me, either!

Mrs. Squirrel said...

Hi, Mrs. Grasshopper! I have an unrelated question for you:

I'm trying to get my blog back into some active shape. I wondered if you would mind if I used a form of your "Grasshopper Days" as a basis for some posts? I do like how you share snippets of your life and it might actually be something I can do that won't disrupt my schooling.

Did you find that template somewhere, or create your own?

Thanks much!
-Mrs. Squirrel :D

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Mrs. Squirrel,

I'll leave you the info at your blog - glad you're back :D

Julie

Mrs. Squirrel said...

Thanks much for everything!

Hugs to you :)

Ann said...

Oh my goodness! That is a huge fish! (And yes, I'm slow - trying to get caught up on blog reading and maybe stay caught up! Ha!)

~Ann