One of the things that I absolutely love about travel is that you’re constantly learning something new. As we’ve crossed the US we’ve come across our share of interesting and dangerous animals -> bear, moose, rattlesnakes etc. It’s rare that you’re not near something of the sort when you’re romping around in the wilderness as we are. I was rather surprised therefore upon our arrival here at Suwanee River Park that there were no gator signs and all this despite a nearby park named….wait for it….”Alligator Lake Public Recreation Area“. Now, casting aside the seemingly mad combination of “Alligator” and “Public Recreation Area” in the same sentence, it appears we are gator-free and footloose over here by the river.
But, appearances can be deceiving.
Having walked for several days in complete serenity around the area, I was brought crashing back to my senses by a sign on the boat ramp. All this time it was not gators, nor snakes, nor even spiders that I should have been watching for…..it was…..the fish! Yes, we are in an area of Sturgeon attacks, where people have been injured by blood-thirsty and deadly fish. This is a completely new and unexpected danger that I had not anticipated nor prepared myself for, and I must admit I got a rather painful ache in my side by the time I had stopped laughing.
OK, OK, I suppose I should be more serious about the whole matter. I’m sure there are folks out there who consider the sturgeon no comical matter, and I must apologize profusely to those people while I attempt to contain myself. With a spot of Google research I discover these monsters can grow up to 18-feet (5.5m) long and weigh up to 2,200 lbs (1000kg), so I suppose a jumping visit would put a bit of a damper on your day. And there have been actual recorded attacks on the Suwanee (2006 was apparently a very bad year). The fact remains, nonetheless, that I’ve learnt something new and that’s what makes this whole journey so much fun.
Well, the sun is out for the first time in several days, colors are bursting and the fish are no doubt jumping. I think I’ll go for a walk by the river and see what washes my way….
Where Are We Today?Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island, WA
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