I became aware of the water’s surface moving as I watched a Green Heron fly away.
Then, wham a school of fish exploded out of the water.
Fortunately for me they repeated this frenzy multiple times.
One or two much larger fish seemed to be pursuing the smaller ones.
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.
The brick and stone work supports a culvert under a dike that controls water flow into the main pond at Magnolia Cemetery.
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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Must have been a big fish under the others. They look a bit terrified.
Jumping for their lives, I’d say!
I’m surprised there wasn’t a heron feeding frenzy diving down on that scene! Buffet for the birds! William
I was expecting that, too, William! I think the water might have been too deep; if I’d been there a bit later as the tide was receding it was likely a different story.
And catchy blog title too, by the way.