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Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Pink Dolphin!

No, it's not some tragic drag club near the beach in Galveston, although it certainly sounds like it could be!
Actually, this is really, really, really cool!

When Boy Ginger was a kid, he and his brothers used to go out fishing with Daddy G just about every weekend in the summer months. We would take the boat down to Hebert's Bait Camp in Big Lake, Louisiana and fish until Daddy and the older boys ran out of beer. We had a great time back then, and to this day tell "Big Lake" stories about the time we ran the boat aground in Lamberts Bayou, or the time we drifted into a school and caught 110 fish on one trip!
This pic is actually "pre-boat" days. In fact, it's pre- Ginger days! Must have been taken about 1960, when Miss G was just a twinkle in Daddy's eye!

ANYWAY, FABULOUS reader "Inthehouse" told me he heard on the Today show that a pink dolphin was spotted in Big Lake. Sure enough, it's true! A charter guide spotted a school of dolphins (porpoises, really... they are mammals) in Lake Calcasieu, which is the real name for Big Lake. It's pretty unusual to see porpoises that far inland, anyway, so I'm sure they caught the guides attention. Then, there it was, as pink as can be!


Isn't it ADORABLE! I want one!
Click this link for more pics, plus credit to the photographer, Erik Rue!
It's hard to believe this actually happened in Miss G's childhood home!!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never knew these existed either-you might need a bigger hot tub to hold yours-is it an albino? MBC

miss alaineus said...

i snoped it, apparently it is a rare albino bottlenose dolphin.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/pinkdolphin.asp

i think that is one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen.

and you can enfer that i am getting a different teaching assignment for next year :D

Beth said...

I didn't know there were albino dolphins, although I guess there's albino everything else, so it shouldn't be surprising.

What a beautiful creature. I think it's amazing enough when I see regular dolphins in Florida--a pink one would be a chance of a lifetime!

When I saw the title of this entry, I thought it sounded like a toy, if you know what I mean and I think you do...! LOL

Hugs, Beth

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Miss A: I LOVE that you snoped it! Do you REALLY think Miss G would spread garbage to the blogosphere without checking it out first?
I do think it is a VERY rare thing-and it appears to be a baby. Miss Ginger doesn't pray for a lot, but I think she will pray that the Pink Porpoise survives! It seem's like it would be a great risk of mortality, and that would be a real shame! The Ginger Brothers are thinking about taking the charter that found it, just so we can try to see it again!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I have heard of the pink dolphin too!

Bob said...

I saw a photo about a week ago of Pinky the Dolphin, and thought it looked photoshopped--how cynical we are these internet days.
I was glad to find out it was real.

Char said...

Well, I be Damn! It's about time we had a pink dolphin...to go with Peep's chicks and bunnies.

Joy said...

I liked reading about your fishing experiences with your dad and brothers. I used to go fishing with Daddy. The pink porpoise is amazing!

Aurora said...

It's nice to see that the Pink Dolphin is so embraced. I've had a pink dolphin tattoo for almost 18 years and have had a pink dolphin email address since I first got online. Think Pink!

Jennie said...

I had to show my four year old this picture and she agrees with Miss Ginger. She wants a pink dolphin!

Lisa said...

As always, I am simply amazed!

Sam said...

Well, A Pank Dolphin. Beautiful.

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