Heads or Tails – Something in the water

Skittles started a meme every Tuesday called Heads or Tails, basically she provides a word and we can interpret it however we like. This week it is Something in the sky or in the water. I choose water.

I live beside a huge lake, the picture of which is in my header and in that lake there is believed to be a monster. Locals called it Babelina, although we don’t know its sex, or in fact what it is, but divers have seen a huge shadow overhead when they were doing some repairs to the bubble line.

A bubble line is a tube that allows bubbles to come to the service preventing ice to form directly above. In a lake that can freeze several feet deep it is necessary to keep one section open so that the ferry can take logging trucks back and forth in the winter.

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Probably the shadow they saw was a land locked sturgeon. The oldest recorded sturgeon was 154 years old. The white sturgeon can grow 20ft long and weigh more that 1,500 pounds. It is possible some sturgeon many centuries ago made their way up river and due to a landslide or some other reason could not leave the lake, so stayed and bred.

Sturgeons are a very unique fish, there are about 27 species world-wide, that look like they belong to the age of dinosaurs than in today’s world. In fact they did co-exist with dinosaurs and have changed little since that time. They are harmless to humans, but nevertheless I don’t think I would like to get too close.

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