I am sure the scream was in frustration that it had lost the biggest fish it had ever caught, the ultimate fishing story! The boys on the sandbank will just never believe this darter's story about the one that got away; it will hold its wings this [ ] far apart and they will all look, smile, shake their heads, and go, "oh right!, go on, tell us another one" and go back to their beers (smile).
Joy Tansey took the following photos.
|After surfacing the darter tried to fly off with its prize impaled on its bill|
|The weight was too great and the darter's head tipped forward and the fish slid to freedom|
|The darter gave a cry of dismay and flew off|