Tuesday, September 4, 2012
All hail thou lowly scud. In a world of creepy looking nymphs and underwater aquatic wiggly creatures that make the skin crawl, you reign supreme as one of the ugliest creatures to swim the freshwater streams of the world. You are akin to an alien creature sent from some B-movie from the dawn of cinema and if it wasn't for your small stature you would send grandmothers running for the hills. As it is you simply hug the bottoms of streams, drift with the current, and most likely end up as yet another food source for the more majestic creatures in your little world. And it is for that last and singular reason that I find you very attractive. Here is to you Mr. Scud and your 90 fellow North American species that feed the fish on a daily basis.