School of Fish Jumping

School’s Out

I became aware of the water’s surface moving as I watched a Green Heron fly away.

Bugs? No.

Tidal Inlet
Tidal Inlet

Then, wham a school of fish exploded out of the water.

School of Fish Jumping
School of Fish Jumping

Fortunately for me they repeated this frenzy multiple times.

School of Fish Jumping
School of Fish Jumping

One or two much larger fish seemed to be pursuing the smaller ones.

School of Fish Jumping
School of Fish Jumping

The smaller ones must have been getting their own lunch, because they kept coming back when they very easily could have swam back down the creek.

School of Fish Jumping
School of Fish Jumping

The brick and stone work supports a culvert under a dike that controls water flow into the main pond at Magnolia Cemetery.

School of Fish Jumping
School of Fish Jumping

This creek is tidal, about 1/2 mile (0.8 KM) as the crow flies to the Cooper River, just west of Charleston’s Ravenel Bridge.

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