Oh What A Coot!

So there I was at Marsworth reservoir, when a story began to unfold…..

Mrs. Coot was out with Calendra, her daughter, teaching her how to duck for tasty river weed…

"That's right Calendra," bipped Mrs. Coot (for that's the noise they make), "Just give it a peck and Bob's your uncle!"

“That’s right Calendra,” bipped Mrs. Coot (for that’s the noise they make), “Just give it a peck and Bob’s your uncle!”

It wasn't long before Calendra felt she could branch out on her own and collect her own river weed!

It wasn’t long before Calendra felt she could branch out on her own and collect her own river weed!

 

Calendra spotted a particularly tasty looking bit and off she went!

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Calendra tipped with elation on surfacing with some yummy river weed!

Calendra bipped with elation on surfacing with some yummy river weed!

She suddenly realised that the river weed was stuck on something…

She pulled and pulled!

She pulled and pulled!

 

It was then that her other reservoir friends noticed that she could be in trouble!

Garamundi Grebe shouted "Don't pull it Calendra….don't pull!"

Garamundi Grebe shouted “Don’t pull it Calendra….don’t pull!”

Cadwina Cormorant flapped and waved and flapped and waved all to no avail!

Cadwina Cormorant flapped and waved and flapped and waved all to no avail!

Rodrigo Red Kite peeeeooood (for that's the noise they make!) "Don't pull it Calendra!"

Rodrigo Red Kite peeeeoooo’d (for that’s the noise they make!) “Don’t pull it Calendra!”

 

Calendra didn’t hear any of them so intent was she on getting that river weed!

She gave the river weed another damned good pull….

She gave the river weed another damned good pull….

….and all of a sudden noticed an unpleasant pulling in her nether regions!!

….and all of a sudden noticed an unpleasant pulling in her nether regions!!

"What the….who the….How the….?" she bipped as she began to realise she was in danger of sinking!!!

“What the….who the….How the….?” she bipped as she began to realise she was in danger of sinking!!!

Which is just what happened!

Oh Dear!

Oh Dear!

 

But without wishing to cut a long story short…..Don’t worry…..Calendra was fine after being rescued by her daddy, Mr. Coot, who decided for safety reasons to accompany Calendra whenever she went river weed fishing!

Ah! The whole family!

Ah! The whole family!

That’s All!

See Ya xx