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Operation Rescue Slabbie #10624205 02/17/15 04:09 AM
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Some of you guys have already heard the story about Slabbie. Slabbie is a seagull on Lake Tawakoni that for almost two weeks would come to our boats while on anchor for a visit. He always visited alone...and within 5-10ft of the boat. He would follow us around the lake in that general area. Slabbie was always identified by the large 2oz. slab and treble hook stuck in his beak. We tried multiple times to rescue him by casting a line over him or enticing him closer to the boat by throwing pieces of cut bait which with effort he was able to eat. (He liked Frito's too). Every morning it was the same thing.. I would get on anchor and here comes Slabbie as I introduced him to all of our customers. I contacted TPWD and they agreed that if we didn't rescue him he would most likely die.

It even got so regiment that the sea gull would follow us into the marina, sometimes 4-5 miles and sit and watch us clean fish, etc.

Well, a plan was derived and Operation Rescue Slabbie went into fruition! laugh

I called him over and started to feed him...(or her I dunno, lol) and Matt (Cartwright) hid behind his console on his boat and while the gull was busy watching me throw him a slice of shad, Matt made a swooping cast and as luck would have it Slabbie raised his wings to take off and the fishing line wrapped several times around Slabbies wings, entagling him enough that we were able to get him/her into the boat...

Here is the rest of the story, wink


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Re: Operation Rescue Slabbie [Re: Ms. Salsa] #10624227 02/17/15 04:17 AM
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AWESOME Job by some AWESOME Folks!

Nice work!


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Re: Operation Rescue Slabbie [Re: Ms. Salsa] #10624230 02/17/15 04:18 AM
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Nice work....now will he come back?


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Re: Operation Rescue Slabbie [Re: Ms. Salsa] #10624238 02/17/15 04:20 AM
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Since his dentist appointment we have not seen him once. He must be back at work catching bait himself, wink

Re: Operation Rescue Slabbie [Re: Ms. Salsa] #10624249 02/17/15 04:25 AM
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Good Job guys and gals!


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Re: Operation Rescue Slabbie [Re: Gone Fishin'] #10624286 02/17/15 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: Gone Fishin'
AWESOME Job by some AWESOME Folks!

Nice work!






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Re: Operation Rescue Slabbie [Re: Ms. Salsa] #10624331 02/17/15 05:01 AM
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Great work!!!

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Way to go guys!!!

Re: Operation Rescue Slabbie [Re: Ms. Salsa] #10624559 02/17/15 12:30 PM
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Great story, heart warming for sure. Nice going guys....Great job!!!
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Re: Operation Rescue Slabbie [Re: Ms. Salsa] #10624601 02/17/15 12:58 PM
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Nice work, sharp looking slab spoon smile

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Great story, that is what it is all about. Conserving what is around you and giving back



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Great job. The Tawakoni gods will smile on you for this!


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You should have put a tracking beacon on him so that he could lead you to the fish banana

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That was very cool!

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