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A day in the life — of a lake sturgeon


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I had to look up burgeon in the dictionary today.  The first word that came to mind was sturgeon.  Yes, my mind is a twisty biscuit.  Sturgeons are, or should be, an endangered species, but for some reason they can still be fished, in limited places for limited times.  I would encourage you to click on the image links if you are interested in learning more about these prehistoric critters.


When populations of snails do burgeon,

Then it’s feeding time for sturgeon

When populations of clams do grow

Then it’s time for the sturgeons to mow

When larvae swarm the lake’s floor

Sturgeons munch them and ask for more

When the fish eggs, roe, do come

The sturgeons dine and say num num num!

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Word of the day challenge — burgeon


3 thoughts on “A day in the life — of a lake sturgeon

  1. I saw a sturgeon up close one day. I had been fishing. I was using a pair of binoculars to look across the water and right up in my vision came this animal. I literally fell from where I was sitting from the surprise. Seeing every detail of this aquatic masterpiece. That memory stays with me throughout the years. And gives me a pleasant reminder of how timeless beauty can be. Thank you for posting!

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