October 29th 2007 05:48
Feeesh, I say in my adopted Aussie accent. Yeah, they can be as ugly as sin and as beautiful as a tropical sunset. Mind you, even the dog ugly ones command a certain majesty about them; wet and cold and dark, but a dignity nevertheless. Take the Barracuda for instance. A damn impressive fellow he is. Bloody scary lookin’ too!
But if you want the fear factor, then one goes no further than the white pointer, the Great White shark that is. Eeek! That monstrous beast elicits more fear than a dozen Halloween movies! There are plenty of different types of sharks. I’ve included three in this post; the three most interesting.
Piranha is an intriguing one. Small, but very mean looking, with those razor-sharp teeth, and that taste for copper. I’ve got a yellow one on my bookshelf, stuffed mind you. He keeps an eye out.
I wanted to include Manta rays, but I think they’re classed as rays, not fish. I thought about the sturgeon, but I can’t stand caviar. As much as I love whales they’re not fish, they’re mammals. And I didn’t include any eels either … ‘cos they’re eels.
So, without further adieu, here are my fishies:
Aren't some of them so pretty! And other ones damn fierce!!! Gotta say that Barracuda is a great pic! And the jaws of the Great White I have a morbid fascination with. I honestly can't think of anything scarier! How's the Devil Fish?! The eye of that piranha is something to behold too! But my favourite? The Blue Groper. What a gentle charmer!