Friday, 2 May 2008

Tracks and traces

I saw these tracks today. They were on the far bank of a creek in a mangrove swamp. Whatever made them had dragged itself out of the water on its belly and then dragged itself back in again.

When I saw a mudskipper sitting on the near bank, I had an inkling. This little fellow certainly dug in his pectoral fins but they didn't sink in very far. And he wasn't heavy enough to leave a belly scrape. If a mudskipper had created those tracks, it must have been the Godzilla of mudkippers.

...So meet Godzilla.

I'm convinced.


Dave Coulter said...

That's what I need. A fish that "catches" itself. No more lost lures!

Geoff_D said...

Mudskippers rock!

Mel said...

Wow, that guy looks cool!

Snail said...

I love the look on the little mudskipper's face. It makes me laugh every time I look at it.

Mudzilla was humungous. It swam up the channel with its head above water. Just amazing.