A recent Friday found me helping out with a DNR electroshocking survey of a local river. The crew was made up of some college students, some Park Service personnel, the local DNR guys, and me. Because you see my son is the area Fisheries Biologist, and if there isn't a Take your Geezer Dad to Work Day there darn well ought to be.
It is a fascinating process. You have a pair of "barges" each with a generator and a holding tank.
Here is yours truly in full Ghost Buster mode:
You find a lot of interesting critters in a pristine river.
Really, the star attraction on this river is Brown Trout.
I am describing the electro shocking process in greater detail because I recognize that it is not something most people will ever have a chance to experience. Wading upstream on a delightful summer day I observed that "This is so much fun it should be illegal."
Of course, if you are not working for the DNR it totally is!