Originally Posted by Gailainne
Shug et al, its amazing the number of questions that you wished you had asked Grizz afterwards
, even on the way home I was thinking I wished I'd asked about.....(so many things), and taken more photos.
The crayfish are a serious problem on the Loch, with no natural predators here, although I think the local wildlife, ie Otters and escaped Mink (another American nuisance) have taken a liking to them, we saw enough evidence of predation, claws mostly.
The brown trout in the loch are suffering badly, and so is the fishing, local hotels etc up the food chain, not good.
There were signs up saying that a serious licensed trapping session was about to start to hopefully bring them under control, no way will they eradicate them without poisoning the Loch.
They do make good eating though
, not sure about the grits, perhaps a home made Tartar sauce
Yep, after a camp out I always think of things I should have asked or tried. For instance, I could kick myself for not asking Griz if I could try out his latest bridge hammock at this years Mt Rogers hang.
I hear a lot about critters that have found their way (with the help of humans) to America & are now a nuisance, but I've never give thought to people taking wildlife from America to places were they didn't need to be.
Instead of counting on other critters to get rid of them, maybe you could make sure everyone knows how good they are to eat.
People are pretty good at over fishing & reducing the population sometimes<G>.
Beautiful place!!! And pretty cool that Griz was able to hook up w/ you guys across the big pond!!!