Tropical Storm Colin came through town earlier this week, dumping a ton of rain, and filling the little lake by our house to over flowing. We stopped by the lake on our nightly walk last night, to see how well it had drained in the intervening days, and came upon a surprise. It seems that several little fish that had been living in the lake had been flushed out by the draining water. We discovered them while they were valiantly attempting to swim back up the spillway into the lake, and away from the gaping maws of the blue herons and egrets that laid in wait next to the shallow stream formed by the draining water.
The kids immediately sprang to action attempting to return the little fish to the deep waters of the lake. Fire Beard ran back home in search of nets to assist in the rescue attempt. I even got in on the action, but quickly found that the kid's fish rescuing prowess far exceed mine.
In the end we rescued about a dozen fish, and hope they are happy back at home.