Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Wobbegong

                                  Press photograph


I've never seen a wobbegong! They hide away from view.
But here's the proof I live near them, where the seas are clear and blue.
This shot was taken recently at Port Stephens, slightly north,
Where a happy-snapper chanced to see one swimming back and forth.
They're sharks but wont attack us, unless we queer their pitch.
But a bite from their sharp molars would need more than just one stitch!
Below I show a painting which reveals their ugly side.
If  should ever meet one I'd run away and hide!


A slightly less scary fish here:


Sylvia K said...

A delightful post as always, with funny, wonderful words and photos! I don't think I want to meet one of these gentlemen in the water! Just the smile I needed tonight!

Have a great week, Brenda!


Sistertex said...

Me too! They are very odd looking! Nice writing and photos! Great post. Never heard of a Wobbegong before, thank you for showing me something new today.

Japa said...

Interesting fish but it's okay to just see one in a photo. Very nice and informative post

Lindz said...

it look scary enough for sure... that area just past the central coast is the breathing ground for the shark

Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely posts! And photos. Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !
/grandma to 1 and one on the way, retired teacher, too!

Johnny Nutcase said...

what a fun name he gets! great painting of him, too - do you know how big they can get?

eileeninmd said...

What a cute poem. And a weird looking shark. Thanks for sharing the info on the Wobbegong.