As Buchanan and Goodman sang in the ‘50s about flying saucers, “They’re still around.”
But this is no laughing matter, because we’re talking about Lionfish, the scourge of the Caribbean.
This latest example was snared by a visitor, off Hawknest beach. Tom Krall’s nephew spotted the fish and posted on the Sun Times Magazine Facebook page about it.
He watched it while I drove home, dug up my Hawaiian sling (a long pole with a small noose at one end), and ground off the rust. (It hadn't been used in 30 years) … The little beast had moved to 15-feet depth by the time I reached (it). I've been carrying a lionfish marker in my swimsuit for years, but never saw one until last week at Henley Cay (off Turtle Bay), which I marked, and called the hotline.