Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Bat End

The beautiful Jurong Lakeside is always a pleasure to stroll at anytime of the day especially in the evenings and mornings. The tranquility of the lake and its surroundings never fail to make you feel relaxed.

I have always taken that lake park for granted as i stay a stone's throw away but about a week ago i decided to explore the lake with my new camera.

As I was walking, I was looking up at the trees to see if I could get lucky and see an owl or something. I then saw a sad sight that actually kinda ruined the evening for me actually.

I noticed something floating up high in the tree. Upon closer inspection I noticed it was an abandoned triple hook fishing lure connected to a fishing line that had got stuck in a tree. At the sharp end of the abandoned hook was its victim. I took a photo to confirm.

The clear outline of a Bat.
I can only guess that it had got stuck when it accidentally flew into it. Its wings were caught in the barbed hooks.

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The bat must have struggled for a very very long time before dying a very slow death. It was sad to see that our carelessness or just plain disregard has is consequences. There were a few other abandoned hooks around.

More can be done at our local parks, the least is having periodic checks to remove this stray hooks.
Fishing if permitted must also be limited to certain area where it is safer to do so without endangering people or wildlife.

Details of Photos
Camera used: Nikon D90 and Canon 7D MkII

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