It is amazing that even in my advancing years I learn new things everyday. Today was one for the kicker. For today I watched two catfish (what we used to call hornpout when I was growing up) fight. They were whiskers to whiskers biting eachother, until one of them swam away. Yes it was over a mate. The image below is the winner with his new brownish partner. And then another thing I learned today was that they nest under the silt. I was shocked as I watched them swim down a hole in the bottom of the pond. Amazing.
Adding to the excitement was saw sunfish, bass, a turtle and a mink -- of all animals.