Monday, September 15, 2008

Salmon Eating Machine

With Spring on the door step its not long until Salmon start heading up the Otago Harbour. There is always one or two that hang around though, much to Baldricks delight. Baldrick is the local Sea Loin who is better at catching salmon than anyone else. Infact we saw him dealing out to one the other day, so we know there was atleast one Salmon in the harbour. Hes also quite tame - we didnt need to use a zoom lense to get this photo. I havnt been game enough to get in the water with him but I dont think he would be agressive, that said hes about 10ft long and has a huge set of chops. The seal colony at Taiaroa Head ( entrance to Otago Harbour - Dunedin ) gets first dibs on the houndreds of Salmon that enter that harbour every year, so we are in competition with the little beggers. Nevermind, theres plenty to go round.