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Old 11-01-2010, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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Buddy and I were fishing Falls Lake the other day and he spotted a squirrel swimming in the middle of Falls Lake. I personally don't have a love for them (they destroy my bird feeders) so I continued on fishing. After a period of time my buddy said "I don't think he's going to make it" .... he must have been keeping an eye on the little critter. I pulled along side and we netted him. Poor guy was totally exhausted. Motored him to shore and released him. Took a minute or two for him to get his legs back but he eventually staggered off to the woods. I found myself glad my buddy had kept an eye on him. Unfortunately that ended up being the biggest thing we netted all day. How that squirrel ended up out there is a mystery but I suspect a bird of prey grabbed him and flew off only to drop him in the lake.

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Old 11-01-2010, 05:26 AM
 
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Poor lil guy....
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Poor thing. You did a good deed and I know that little squirrel is a happy camper now.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:38 AM
 
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That's a great "fish story" and a fantastic pic. You should submit it to the news & observer as the "pic of the week". I think it would be a winner. Good job!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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That's one lucky squirrel! And the pic is great!
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Poor baby! I'm so glad you guys saved him.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Sweet story! I'm glad you saved him.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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No, no, no, you're telling it wrong. You were fishing so it should go something like..."We spotted a giant bushy tail rise from the water. It was nearly as long as our boat. When we got closer, the head emerged, it's eyes as big as beach balls. It grabbed my friend and pulled him out of the boat..." Etc.

Also, if you have any hope of being real fishermen, you'll need to learn to use Photoshop. That squirrel is way too...well...normal sized.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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No, no, no, you're telling it wrong. You were fishing so it should go something like..."We spotted a giant bushy tail rise from the water. It was nearly as long as our boat. When we got closer, the head emerged, it's eyes as big as beach balls. It grabbed my friend and pulled him out of the boat..." Etc.

Also, if you have any hope of being real fishermen, you'll need to learn to use Photoshop. That squirrel is way too...well...normal sized.
well i could spice it up a little and expand on the fact that the squirrel was the biggest thing we netted all day. Maybe I forgot to mention the one that was too large for the net


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Old 11-01-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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well i could spice it up a little and expand on the fact that the squirrel was the biggest thing we netted all day. Maybe I forgot to mention the one that was too large for the net

Now you're talking. Maybe you've got what it takes to be a fisherman after all.
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