Jun 29, 2008

Washed Ashore

Jack saw my post on Herbie's red sculpin that tried to take in more mackerel than it could and was kind enough to send us his own photos.

While wandering the beaches of Fiji (...must suppress bitter feelings of jealousy...) Jack came across this fish (or rather, most of the fish) that had been washed ashore after it died having tried to eat a pufferfish.

I don't typically post on carcasses, but I do so now to illustrate a couple basic maxims of life:

1) Don't eat pufferfish, especially when whole and alive.
2) Even the prettiest places on earth have their grisly moments.

Thanks for the photos, Jack.

8 comments:

Gette said...

That fish clearly slept through Don't Eat This 101.

For The People said...

Yup, that is about the ugliest thing I have ever sceen. And how do you average 1000+ visitors a day? That is incredible!

Kit said...

Wow, even made of spikes, balloons and poison, and the puffer still got eaten. That big fish must have been the equivilent of a high 'school' dropout.

Keelamari said...

I obviously should be avoiding this site when my stomach is tender.

shollia said...

UGH..... I always get a creeped out feeling whenever I look at these pics.
It's just disgusting how the big fishes eyes are popping out and then the puffer inside... BLEH

Amelia said...

Hilarious!!!

Cozytailmom said...

Ew.. repulsive. I hate to see something uglier eating something ugly.

Claudia said...

whoa.