Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dredge Report: The Big Drain

I realize a bunch of people have already blogged about it, but I thought I'd add a few more images to the mix. And with a little incentive from my friend Patrick over at Bay Road Photo, it almost felt like a responsibility... Greg Saulmon has some great shots over at Local Buzz today too.

Above is a shot of Army Corp of Engineer folks herding the fish through the spillway to safety.

As you might guess, it was quite a spectacle, only to be rivaled by 'the guy getting stuck in the muck while trying to save a giant carp.'

As you can see in this little video, not all of the fish easily made it through the spillway the safety of Lower Mill Pond.

Thanks to the valient efforts of Mayor Mike (seen in the video) and Paul, most of the fish made it out alive. Whether you vote for him or not, it's tough to doubt his passion for this fine town.

Here's the other fish samaritan, Paul, stuck in the mud...

All had been going swimmingly, albeit a bit muckily (if that's a word), until the muck got the best of him, and the rescue squad had to be called in.

Not to worry, both fish and Paul were fine, a bit tired and muddy, but just fine.

(photo courtesy of Davyn via Lindsay Scola via Facebook)

The crowd eventually dispersed, the egrets got back to lunching as usual, and the pond was left as a shell of its former self.

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