Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Biting Off More Than You Can Chew
The shrinking pond has the effect of concentrating prey for all types of predators. The fish find it easier to pick off minnows as they are all crowded together in the center of the pond. Likewise, should a wandering gator, otter, or osprey show up, the fish would be easy targets...like shooting fish in a barrel.
The frogs that ring the pond each evening are finding the hunting easier too since they are minnow and insect eaters. The minnows have nowhere to go and the upper banks of the pond are covered in wildflowers that are all abuzz with insect activity. The frogs are often up the bank in this meadowy carpet hunting and eating.
It's summer and the living is easy...
...easier said than done.
Posted by R.Powers at 7:46 AM