In Saugeen Shores, the ‘town pond’ which is adjacent to the hatchery, has provided fishing opportunities for children each summer. Unfortunately, there have been many birds who also like to enjoy the fish. In an attempt to frighten and deter the fish-eating birds so that there would be more for the children to catch and release, Myette recently installed a ‘decoy alligator’ in the pond.
It appears however, that someone went to great effort to destroy the decoy that was tied to a heavy cinder block.
Dave Myette and wife, Melinda, went to the pond on Thursday, May 28th, to pull up the block and found several Mepps lures on the rope that held the alligator to the block along with various pieces of fishing line.
“It appears that whoever did this would cast out until they hooked onto the rope and would then pull it closer,” says Melinda Myette. “We found the body piece but whoever did this took the head. David is very disappointed not only in the behavior but also because he was making the effort for children.”
Whoever did this surreptitious deed, can also surreptitiously return the head to the hatchery anonymously.