On the Indian River Lagoon
Spending time on the Indian River Lagoon is always a wonder to me,
I went down on the dock to cast a few lines with the hope of catching
some fresh fish for dinner. One young Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin
decided he liked me and kept me company for a while, every time I
brought in a fish on my fishing rod and reel and tossed it back he would race
in to the dock roll on his side and look at me with one eye. He did not want the
fish but he certainly did seem to like the sound of the fish being
released. He would race off when the tossed fish was thrown into the water. We played this game for about 40 minutes. Sometimes he would
come in close as if he was listening to my welcoming words.
When another young dolphin came by he went off to
play but came by one last time as if to say goodbye.
I had two manatees go by as I fished. One enthusiastic Royal Tern
grabbed my fishing lure off of the surface of the water when I was
being inattentive distracted by my dolphin friend, fortunately