Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Creepy Critters

Aahhh!  Spring.

Definitely my favorite time of year!  I love the blooming flowers, the budding leaves, the green grass, and most of all, the rising temperatures. (Although it’s been unseasonably warm here since January.)

My monkeys are enjoying the spring weather too.  Ty, for one, has been taking advantage of the weather and doing a lot of fishing in the creek behind our house.  He’s baited up several drop hooks, and the Tool Man helped him set out a trotline.  Armed with a bucket of goldfish for bait, Ty’s hoping to catch the granddaddy of all catfish.  (I’d just be happy with a mess of white perch.)

Although he has caught only a handful of catfish, one weighing in around 20 pounds, Ty has hooked quite a menagerie of other aquatic creatures.  Not the least of which was this slimy critter – a fresh-water eel!


This was the first time the kids and I had seen an eel in person, and let me tell you, we were totally grossed out.  It was the creepiest thing I had seen in quite a while for sure.

As Ty was posing for these pictures, that eel tied itself into a knot.  How strange is that!

This eel is isn’t the only odd thing Ty has caught this spring.  He’s also hooked 2 more eels, two turtles, one white perch, and two gar measuring around 4 feet long!  And Ty wonders why I’m not a fan of swimming in the creek.

Happy spring,