Wednesday, October 12, 2011

M is for muskie

 This Leaping Muskie statue celebrates the area on the St Lawrence River as a top muskellunge (muskie) area.
Muskies will eat anything that fits into their mouth - mostly other fish, but also frogs, ducklings, snakes, muskrats, mice and other small mammals and small birds.
They are known for their strength and their tendency to leap from the water in stunning acrobatic displays.

this awards log goes up to 2000, but the last entry is for 1997. not sure what happened. maybe there is another one inside the building.

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22 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Hey, I lived in Kingston, and I live near Delmar now. Interesting document. Great idea.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gattina said...

Even with the help of my dictionary I don't know what that is, a fish statue ?

Linnea said...

That's interesting..those muskies sound kind of scary! Thanks for stopping by my "M" entry.

VioletSky said...

@Gattina, yes it is a giant fish.

Joy said...

It looks big enough to eat humans. I'd keep out of those waters.

Martha Z said...

I don't think I would want to hood one of those, they look pretty formidable. I wonder how they taste.

Jo Bryant said...

that's a scary sized fih

ewok1993 said...

that is a fun sculpture.

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's pretty cool, quite the statue!

Nora said...

I'd stay out of the water with those fish around. I'd be afraid they'd take a bite out of me. Those are some big fish. I'd never heard of them before.

Gemma Wiseman said...

First time that I have heard of this fish! In the statue it looks a little like a leaping dolphin!

RedPat said...

I can remember my uncle catching a huge one when i was a kid! It felt bigger than me.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like those fish are huge, powerful and graceful. Are they always catch-and-release, or do people eat them?

EG Wow said...

Hehe! I guess a lot of people are not familiar with this large fresh-water fish. :)

VioletSky said...

I believe they are mostly catch and release (or sometimes trophy). I cannot believe they would be tasty at that size!

Lesley said...

I've certainly heard of muskies, but have never, ever seen one on a menu!
And I've seen this giant leaping fish in Gananoque, but not the sign.

Kim, USA said...

Wow muskies eat anything huh!! Thanks for the information.

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☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great entry for M day and for signs! I didn't know this fish! Thanks for the information and thanks for your wonderful shots!

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Andy said...

I love to photograph these types of monuments when I see them. Thanks for sharing.

Genie said...

These must be REALLY large and ruthless fish. I do not think I would want to be in the water when one came up upon me. They remind me of sharks and dolphins. genie

Luna Miranda said...

that's an impressive sculpture! i wonder if muskies are safe for humans.:p

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Beautiful sculpture. Cool fish - 69 pounds? WOW.

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