Monday, July 25, 2011

Just another day in Kodiak

Thumbs Up
Dad filleting fish

Red salmon

A bald eagles munches on a salmon carcass while a bunch of seagulls and a young bald eagle wait for scraps

A curious fox
On Sunday, before I got into town, my dad had put the subsistence net out in Pasagshak but only caught two reds. It turned out not to be such a bad day though as a friend gave us 20 fish. After I got home and we at dinner, we went down to Thumbs Up where Dad filleted all 20 fish. While I was hanging out watching a flock of seagulls having a feast on salmon carcasses, four bald eagles showed up (one of the one is the fourth photo is immature and doesn't have it's while head yet). They took turns swooping down, scaring off the seagulls, and attempting to grab a salmon carcass with their talons. Eventually one just landed down the beach and hoped over to the nearest fish and munched away. The young eagle then landed nearby and eyed that carcass for quite a while before being scared off by another eagle. After they all took off with their respective salmon carcasses, a curious little fox showed up. It wondered around the beach and eventually decided on one fish in particular. It trotted off down the middle of the road with the carcass in its mouth and we went home with 40 fillets in a cooler. Just another day in Kodiak.

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