Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Okay What is Going on Here?

It all looked a little sinister to me when I first spotted them.
Young people fanned out across Henson Creek, scooping up every fish that came down stream. So not being exactly shy, I stepped out on a rock and said "What are y'all doing?"
The man in the blue hat, an Aquatic Biologist explained that they were with the Colorado Fish and Wildlife Dept. and they were counting fish in the creek, judging their health, and analyzing the chemicals in the water. He said all of the fish would then be released. There was also a young woman on a bridge just up stream. She was making sure no dogs ventured into the water, as they had a live electrical current pulsing through the creek to stun the fish, making them easier to catch. You never know what you are going to come across around here.

Headed out for a couple of days to celebrate my birthday. I will return. Janey


  1. Blimey! What are the chances hey Janey :) So that's how they count fish, stun them first, would definitely make it easier!

  2. I find curiosity is essential in this world if education and learning is to take place. A simple question gave you a wealth of information. I loved your comment on my blog today re. the painted bench.

  3. I wonder what the fish thought of all this.

  4. Dearest Janey,
    You really did walk into something very different! Hope those fish don't suffer from all the action...
    Wishing you a happy Birthday!