I'm not a fast swimmer. And when I'm swimming in the sea I'm even slower. This is a good thing because there's so much going on in the water: lots of groups of baby fish swimming together, strange black frilly fish hanging around, translucent jelly fish floating about, even some baby sting rays lying on the bottom...and then there's all those shells. When there are a lot of shells, then I really slow down. I don't want to miss anything. My laps across the beach are interrupted every now and then while I dive down to check out something that seems interesting.
That's what happened yesterday. At the end of my last lap I noticed something swaying on the seabed. At first, I thought it was a really strange jelly fish, (and there are some really odd looking fish down there), but as I got closer I saw that it was a little toy bunny. Seems he'd been holding his breath for a very long time. So I rescued the little fellow and offered him a new home. I was very excited. I took pictures to record the event. Actually, I didn't have my camera with me at the beach. I didn't want to go back later that day, so I just took a few handfuls of sand, collected some seaweed, leaves, driftwood, whatever was around, took them all home, and recreated the beach on the front drive.
On the day of his rescue:
And settled into his new home:
One last thing: it seems that the furry little fellow has amnesia, so if anyone 'out there' has kids who are good at thinking up names, he's all ears.