Time for today’s real Cute Critter post!

I was walking around the Lake in the Grinds earlier today when this chap ambled up to say ‘hi’:

He was quite shy, and kept bobbing in and out of the water plants that you can see at the top of the above photo. However, as I was about to walk on my way, he flicked his tail out of the water as if he wanted to show me something.

To my surprise, and with his tail, he sketched a quick smiley face into the surface of the water, from underneath! In the second photo, you can make out the mouth, two nostrils just above, and you can see the fish adding the finishing touches to one of the eyes. Something spooked him after that so he darted away at a rate of knots, but I’m pleased that I managed to capture this image. Nobody would have believed me otherwise. Folk never seem to believe me when I write about the creatures in these Grinds…

I think the fish was saying keep smiling! And obviously, I’ll add to that ‘and keep feeling good!’

Have a good weekend.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Way cool TL ! The fish was definitely talking to you and telling you to have a happy day. Take that boy some bread crumbs!!!! VK 🙂

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    1. Will do, VK. I’ll also take a notepad and pen, just in case he decides to tell me the Lottery numbers! 😀 Well, stranger things have happened!

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  2. Very clever, glad you got the shot too.

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    1. Right place, right time, thanks, Deb! With it being water, it didn’t last very long either!

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  3. Beautiful Coy Carp Tom! 🙂

    Looks like a big one too!!! 🙂

    Love his smiley face!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. There are quite a few of those carp swimming around there, Prenin. I can’t see them all being as artistic, however!

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  4. Yes, he really has a cute face. 🙂

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    1. That he does, Sylvia… and the one he sketched isn’t too bad either! 😉 😀

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  5. Of course we believe you when you speak of the creatures of the Grinds! Absolutely…never room for a single moment of doubt!

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    1. That’s good to know, Icewolf. Phew.

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