Tuesday, June 11, 2013
A Murder Mystery!!
The last photo of Fred - alive that is. I caught him playing king of the mountain the other morning and had to snap a photo.
This is how we found him this morning. He had been murdered! All of his appendages have apparently been eaten by someone, because we can't find any evidence of them in the tank. No claw (he only had one, poor thing), no legs, no antennae, no (gulp) eyes! Who could have done such a thing?!!!
Suspect #1 - the baby bluegill bream we caught in the minnow trap down at the swimming hole over the weekend. He's a beautiful little fish with a nasty personality. He is anti-social and has been nipping and biting at the other fish since we put them in the aquarium. And even more damning is the fact that he is now inhabiting Fred's hidey hole! I've seen him try to get in there a few times and Fred would run him out. Jealousy is a good motive for murder, isn't it?
Suspects #2 and #3 - the other two minnows we caught and put in the tank. A spottail shiner and a creek chub. These two have seemed to be very skittish overall, but we have seen them nipping at poor Fred's cold, lifeless body. They're eating him!!! Hunger is a good motive, too!
And finally, suspect #4 - Ethel the other crawfish. See her underneath the rocks on the right? Notice the dead body's close proximity to her hidey hole! And those claws - capable of dismembering a body, no? Many times the murderer is a family member!
So, we have four suspects - all with a motive for murder. Where is Poirot when you need him?????