Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Catching more than you bargained for


Courtesy of Chief Nose Wetter, here's a Russian trawler that hauled in a truly outsize catch.





What if he'd decided to stay?  He'd have eaten all those fish within a day or so, and demanded more!




Peter

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that is a surprise catch for sure.
Quite a big one at that too.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone out there.
Heltau

Magson said...

1st look I thought walrus, but no tusks. Female elephant seal?

Anonymous said...

Sea lion, perhaps - rather-too-large for a simple seal...That, or an immature elephant seal - no distinctive "snout" apparent, from which the name partly-derives...

pediem said...

I think that poor thing is rather lucky to have survived, actually. Probably needed those few minutes on deck to catch a breath after being in the net, depending on how deep it was when it got snagged.

selkiemaine said...

Is it my imagination, or did somebody put a round into the seal about 5 seconds before it jumps overboard? There's a crack sound and an impact low on the animal's back.

Will said...

selkiemaine:

Not a gunshot. You can see something bounce off it and hit the fish layer a foot or so away. I think it was just a fish, or something of similar size, as it blends in with them after it lands. I'm wondering if the "object" was thrown by hand, or launched in some manner, as it does hit with some energy. Perhaps some sort of slingshot/catapult. I'm thinking they have run into this problem before, since it didn't take very long to encourage the big fish eater to abandon ship.