Hit By A Sturgeon

I find this to be pretty funny. Ok, it is probably not all that funny to the people who are being hit, but something about it grabs me. Can you imagine calling your boss to say that you are going to miss work because you were hit by a sturgeon.

It is a brilliant excuse. I’ll post an excerpt from the story. BTW, I love the graphic that says Sturgeon Zone in big red letters. It reminds me of my room in college. I had a sign on the ceiling that said Men At Work. Caught a lot of grief from that one.

Boaters and other watercraft riders are being hit and injured by giant jumping sturgeons at record pace within a 40-mile stretch of water in Florida.

“People and sturgeons are colliding,” Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission official Karen Parker said.

Sturgeon, which is one of the oldest genera of fish in existence, have been leaping out of the water without warning and striking people.

I’d like to see a newscaster say that with a straight face. I think that my favorite part is where they say that the fish have been doing this without warning. What do they expect. Are the fish supposed to wear a bell or sound some sort of aquatic air horn.

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  1. Jack's Shack July 31, 2007 at 6:29 am




    It is different.


    I thought so too.


    Can’t say that I am really all that surprised.


    Twice. 😉

  2. Mark July 30, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    First the 7-11’s, now the Mississippi River.

  3. fisherman July 30, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    This is nothing. All over the Mississippi River drainage, Asian Carp are taking over. A boat passing through an area infested with them can end up struck by clouds of them. Go to YouTube and search on Asian Carp to see how bad the problem is.

  4. Michael July 30, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    “People and sturgeons are colliding.”

    That was definitely worth the price of admission, Jack…

  5. Mark July 30, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    It also says the area has seen a spike in sturgeon related injuries. Until I saw this I never knew there were ANY sturgeon related injuries EVER…

    It all sounds very fishy to me…

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