I was kind of . . . sort of . . . patiently waiting for Tami to be done working last Monday so we could take a walk through the campground. She’d just gotten done telling me that if I asked when we were leaving one more time, the answer would be NO . . . when we heard a really big truck coming in the gate.
And it had the Maine Wildlife symbol on the door!!
I didn’t have to ask again. Three seconds later, Tami and I had our sneakers on. She grabbed both her cameras and we raced that truck past all the campsites to the lakefront.
And we beat it too!
They backed up to the water, as close as they could get before the it became too muddy and uneven. But they were still pretty far away. I couldn’t figure out how they were going to let those fish go, until they pulled out a hose and hooked it up to water tank number six
See how the top is open? That’s so he can watch and make sure all the fish get released.
And they’re free!!
Swim little fishies! Swim!!
They emptied two tanks in less than half an hour. I found out that these beauties are 1 to 2 years old. They release brown trout into Lower Range Pond every fall, but we’d missed being here for the last two times. We’re so glad we were home so we could watch and ask questions.
I could tell that the really cool fish-release-guys were glad too.
After they left, Tami and I hung out on the lakefront for a bit. Sometimes, the eagle shows up right after the fish are let go, and Tami was hoping to get some pictures of him hunting for lunch. He never did show up, but she got these cool pics of the lakefront