Saturday, 7 June 2014
This afternoon at 5:00 pm , while talking with the neighbours, a great surging and turbulence attracted our attention in the very shallow water right in front of the bow of my boat. Suddenly an eagle swooped down and carried off a lovely salmon about 18 inches long. The seal ,who had done the hard work of corralling the salmon into the shore, backed off into deeper water and watched his dinner plan head for the tree tops.
For the seal it was the story of the one that got away. I don't know if the salmon was a small chinook, or a coho. I wasn't quick enough to get a photo. So for me it was the story of the photo that got away.