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?Cape Blanco State Park, OR
Cape Blanco, OR Today Tuesday WednesdayPartly Cloudy79°/48°Fog77°/46°Fog77°/46°
Like The Blog? Share The Love & Use Our Amazon Link!
- TLC For “The Beast” Part II – New Tires
- TLC For “The Beast” in Eugene, OR (And Tips On Finding Good Repair Spots)
- Aaaaand….We Made It DOWN!
- 10 Thoughts On Living & RVing The San Juan Islands, WA
- Orcas Island Explorations – 5 “Western Arm” Gems
- Ducks & Lighthouse Nuts – Patos Island, WA
- Lounging In Laid-Back Lopez Island, WA
- Orcas Island Explorations -> 4 “Eastern Arm” Secrets
- Island Hopping To San Juan, WA -> Lighthouses, Harbors & Pig Wars
- Volunteer Hosting at Mount Constitution, Orcas Island, WA – What Do We DO Here?
Top Posts & Pages
- TLC For "The Beast" Part II - New Tires
- 10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Fulltime RVing...
- RV Tank Sensors &The GEO Method
- TLC For "The Beast" in Eugene, OR (And Tips On Finding Good Repair Spots)
- About Us
- Free Overnight RV Parking = Finding "Freebies"
- Getting Dental Work In Mexico Part I - Clarifying Myths & Facts
- Getting Dental Work In Mexico Part II - Our Los Algodones Experience