I was at my desk when I saw a long, dark shape just under the canal surface. Big shape. I ran out, expecting to see a tarpon but there was nothing at all. Not even a ripple. That one was headed north, towards open water. Later I saw the dolphin in that familiar sine-wave motion headed back in. There's no reason they wouldn't swim here. Manatee do. Sharks do. Tarpon do. We had a 5' barracuda living under the boat for a few years.
Come from Mexico, they say,
Come all the way to the Keys,
Just lookin' for a place to stay,
Just lookin' for a home,
Just lookin' foh a home.
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December 12th, 2013
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