Sunday, January 11, 2009

Other: So, When IS It Safe To Go Back In The Water?

My mother says the small fry is still growing...
Mom: I wonder when it's safe to take him out of the cage.
Me: Probably when he's too big to fit in his mother's mouth.


spajadigit said...

Cause you know, at this age they taste DELICIOUS!


Karen said...

Mama platyfish apparently really do like to snack on their small fry, whether or not they've actually been deep-fried first.

I fail to see how that can be evolutionarily beneficial, though. Mom isn't going to get as many calories back as she put in in the first place, and there are enough predators out there as it is. Well, not in my mother's fish tank, but, you know, the wild.

Or maybe it's one of those, "Well, my mother tried to eat me, and if it's good enough for me, it's good enough for you!" things.

spajadigit said...

Or better yet-
Why, the only reason you're alive today is because i didn't EAT you as a child!

Karen said...

"Mom, that wasn't baby lotion you were rubbing on me! That was tartar sauce!"