June 24, 2004

Catching the Catfish of the Xingu.

Ian translates: "Manassés believes the guariba is telling us a big pirarara will soon take our bait."

As if on cue, Ian's rod takes a nosedive. The High Lama sets the hook and meets powerful resistance. A Xingu monster has taken the bait.

"Can you hear it?" Ian asks.

Deep booming sounds emanate from the water. The leviathan speaks, and tells us it is indeed a pirarara. The name means "macaw fish," and like its namesake bird the fish is vociferous.

"Grandé!" Manassés exclaims, grinning from ear to ear.

Some good pics of the various species, too.

Posted by Bigwig at June 24, 2004 10:12 PM | TrackBack
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