Where freedom reigns,
diversity is celebrated,
and all mankind are equal.
Where the sick have health care,
the poor receive a helping hand,
and refugees find sanctuary.
Where tolerance is expected,
dreams are encouraged,
and all live in peace.
Try saying that 5 times fast!
This eel-like fish is native to the Pacific Ocean coastal waters of North America. It is not a commercially caught game fish, so if you want to try it you’ll have to catch one yourself. Traditionally, a poke pole made of bamboo is used to catch a prickleback. The poke pole has a small lead wire and a hook usually baited with squid.
While ugly, this game fish has a mild, sweet flavour and is supposedly delicious. Not something I’m going to try anytime soon. I can’t imagine pulling this out of the water and thinking it might be tasty.
Before today’s word prompt I had never heard of a monkey faced prickleback fish. Here’s to learning something new every day!
If you’ve eaten this fish let me know how it tasted and if you caught it yourself.
Monkey faced prickleback, monkey faced prickleback, monkey faced prickleback, monkey faced prickleback, monkey faced prickleback. What a mouthful!
He stood there glaring: narrowed eyes, set jaw, thin lips.
“You better think about what you’re doing before you leave.”
“Are you threatening me?”
“I’m telling you to think about what you’re doing.”
She paused, thinking of something to say. And then she turned and walked away.