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  • Fishing the Pond with Gracie

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    I had been looking forward to my little fishing buddy Gracie getting out of school all day so we could meet up by the pond and do some fishing.She was eager to get started when I got there.She is really starting to get good at casting and the whole aspect of fishing.She caught a bunch of fat bream and somehow figured out how to catch what I guess is salamanders along the edge of the pond.The only ones I have ever seen were black.Some of these were yellow and some were orange.She would work her nightcrawler along the edge and jerk them right out.She caught about 5 doing this.
    She informed me as we were picking up walnuts that she was going to kill her a fox and a wild pig,a deer,a squirrel and a turkey.I hope I can be right by her side to to experience this with her when she's ready.As you can tell,I love that little girl.
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    few more pics
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    Fishing
    That's SWEEEET lol...I noticed the missing Flip flop and immediately thought 'Now That's a Hook-set!!!'lol...When my nephews were down and we were on river...I was coaching them while we Fished for Flatheads and they would grab the rod while the clicker was singing and slightly tug lol..I said 'What? are you guys doing?...We aint catching crappie...Let me show ya how to set a hook!! 10 minutes went by and I said 'Bobber Down!! and braced my feet and came from 7 o'clock to about 2 in a big sweep and they was like 'Oh my Gosh!!! lol I bet Gracie could do that lol..you always look so happy together and when you wasn't answering my texts i was thinking..Hmmm? She must be at full draw lmbo!! The way my hunting is going maybe I need to hit the water again myself lol...What does she think of school so far?
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    Gracie
    She's loving school,me not so much.I miss hanging out with her.I am looking forward to squirrel hunting with her.I think it will be a good way to start her out.Why do you think she was picking up walnuts.There's more than one way to locate a squirrel,lmbo.She's got this figured out.
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    BTW
    Be careful..I can't tell by the picture but that looks like a Eastern Red-backed salamander and they have poison secretions on them (Skin) but you can still handle them just wash your hands really good...They are 2 types...Orange with yellow dots and orange with black but you will be fine unless you want to eat 1 lol...The colors let it's prey know that eat me if you want but it will be your last meal....Germ X lol
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    salamander
    I'm glad Gracie refused to hold it,lol.This one was hanging out with it,is it the same?
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    Salamander
    The bottom pic looks more like a CA (California) Salamander that is more common to people that we find around streams and ponds...They are all harmless and safe to hold because all amphibians such as salamanders have the poisonous skin secretions I spoke of to defend off prey...I would just wash my hands real good after handling them and I have heard that the solid Black and Black with yellow dots salamanders can spit poison on ya but I don't know for sure...I just leave them be lol...Get her a Box turtle, That will keep her busy lol Dacota has had several, I remember I picked 1 up and stuck it in my Turkey vest 1 day and didn't remember it till 2 days later lol...It just had that look on it's face like you did when...Never mind LMBO!!
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    lol
    I'm sure you have put that look on a lot of your hunting buddies faces,lol.I don't think I was the first one to hunt with you and see a turkey in the sky and say WTH,lol.
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    lol
    No No NO NOT look lmbo!!!!..The smiling 1 LOL...Don said he might go look around where I took that shot at today...Be nice if he sent me a pic of that Buck...Even though I would have a few speeding tickets to pay before I got up there lol..My corn started growing around my stand here lol
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