Saturday, January 17, 2009

What the Heck is This $&%^&%*$(# Fish?

I’m back.

Well, at Houston Intercontinental Airport, anyway. Yup, in Terminal B. Waiting on the last flight to Midland.

I got to the rental car return, and my flight wasn’t posted. I was a scared girl. We’ve been keeping some late nights at the King Ranch, and coupled with the early mornings to go hunting and fishing, I’m TIRED. I had a great time! Y'all would have loved it. But, newsflash, joy of joys, I’m going to quit griping about Crapinental (today, for sure!), my flight is (supposedly) on time and not cancelled.

I decided to hop on the computer and give y’all one bit of trivia about this weekend.

This morning, I caught one of these and it scared the shit out of me, just saying. I thought, what kind of monster is that?

Do you know? I do now, but I’ll let y’all guess a bit. Whoever wins will get a King Ranch cap (brand new!).

More to come tomorrow, once I get home and download the multitude of awesome pictures.


Vodka Mom said...

crap, what the hell is that??? Is that a crazy catfish???


Vodka Mom said...

did I really just kick Braja's ass?

oh yeah. I did.

Irish Gumbo said...

Looks like a flying fish, or maybe a scorpion fish.

A sea robin?

Wait, you SHOT this on the ranch? What the hell kinda game they got going on down there? ;)

Simplicity said...

I'd call that Ah-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! And toss it back in! LOL

Welcome back!

Lynellen said...

Flying Gunard?

If so, that is a FUGLY fish.

Sabrae Carter said...

Thanks for the comment! lol It's been hard for me to get online! Hope you make it home or to wherever you are going safe and sound! lol

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I'd say it's a what the fuck fish.

Paige Lacey said...

Whatever it is, I hope you got rid of it - fast. Ick!

Glad you had a great time, though. :o)

Julie said...

I can tell you exactly what that is.

It is a monster that I better never find in my house.

Terri aka Pepsi's Mom said...

It looks like one of those walking fish....they can go on land for a period of time to get to another water source? I can't remember the name though....
Didn't I see a movie about those kind of fishes taking over--maybe SCI FI?

Gwynne said...

That would have scared me too! It looks like a cross between a baby crocodile and a rock cod. No clue what it really is!! Glad you had fun.

Jeff said...

Mmmmmmm ... $&%^&%*$(# Fish ... broiled or poached?

Irish Gumbo said...

Ooooh, Mr. Kotter, Mr. Kotter, I gotta note!

I quote from "North Atlantic Seafood" by Alan Davidson: Prionotus carolinus is the best known gurnard of the American Atlantic coast, where it and its relations are known as SEA-ROBINS."

See pic:
Looking pretty good!

BOO-YAHHH! Score one for the geek who reads too much!

How many hats you got? I was thinking sea robin in my first comment, but Lynellen was awfully close too. If there is only one hat available, I'll defer to the lady. (Plus her profile says she is in Virginia, my home state. Si that's cool).

Annie said...

Not a clue, but please tell me no one eats that! Ewwwww! It kinda looks like a cross between a frog and a fish, but it's so large (or is it?)

amelia bedelia said...

No clue....some kind of flying fish? catfish? trout? bass? mullet? redfish? shrrimp? lobster? am i close?

Braja said...

Vodka honey, how can you kick my ass when you posted that on Sunday, and I'm posting on Monday? You lost your mind woman? You can NEVER kick my ass until you change time zones, woman!!

Eudea-Mamia said...

A rock fish?

I'm sure here in Texas, "them's good eatin'."

Janie said...

VodkaMom - you crack me up.

Irish - you are too smart! You win!

Simplicity - that's what I wanted to do, fishing rod, and all!

Lynellen - you went all scientific on me, so you win, too!

Sabrae - no problema, chica!

Pseudonymous - roflmao!

Paige, Julie - I'm with you both!

Terri - I think you're right. Didn't they start in Kansas or something?

Gwynne - it's ugly, isn't it?

Jeff - I was kind to the environment. I definitely played catch and release with that bad boy!

Irish - you're showing off now, dude. you already won! Booyah!

Annie - I think it's poisonous, the way the guide "didn't" handle it.

Amelia - you were close. I think.

Braja - You tell Vodka Mom. We're never going to beat you commenting. Damn time zones.

Eudea-Mamia - Girl, I don't think so...and I don't even want to eat anything that ugly. Arrrrrrgh.

Junosmom said...

What did you do with it? Perhaps you should send it to the winner to make sure they confirm the identity.

Irish Gumbo said...

Janie: *snort* My apologies, ma'am, it's this big damn head I got.

Hats off to my Wee Lass, because she reminded me of "daddy's fish book" and we were leafing through it because she likes looking at the pics. And there it was!

Tabitha Blue said...

Whatever it is... it's freakin scary looking fish!! I wouldn't want it swimming with me!!

Oh, and I'm still the proud owner of one frostbite free butt!!!


Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

That is a crazy looking fish... I would guess a mudskipper, but I sure do like the WTF-Fish, whoever suggested that!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Looks like one of them there fish with feet and giant teeth!

Foo said...

My guess: personal injury attorney

Warped Mind of Ron said...

That's so cool. I would keep that critter in an aquarium just to scare anybody that comes over. Hmmmm I'm thinking I could name it Skipper.

nikkicrumpet said...

I have no clue what it is...but I don't think I'd want it served at my next fish fry! Glad you had such a great time!

jill jill bo bill said...

I would have pooped my panties.

Tami said...

That is a amphibatoothafinish long thought to be extinct but like all strange and bizarre creatures is now only found in Tex-ass.

It's a joke girl...ya know I lurve Texas!

catd264 said...

Your so funny. You write the best stuff!