The wet season begins The creek is starting to run again A cray fish climbs a waterfall Eels swim upstream in search of drowned animals to eat More eels can be spotted An eel presumably eating something Lawyer cane palm Cutting cane The flexible material is useful for weaving baskets.
Cutting cane to 75 cm lengths Splitting cane to form lashing material Tying the spokes of the basket together Using a twinning technique to weave the start of the basket 2 lengths of split cane are twisted around the ribs of the basket The rest of the basket is made using standard over and under weaving Finished basket cutting7 x 25 cm lengths for the funnel Hammering holes into the ground to hold the funnel ribs.
The shape of the funnel Using standard weave to form the funnel Pulling the completed funnel out of the ground Inserting the funnel into the basket The fish can easily swim in but not so easily swim out Putting the trap in water, no bait was used Checking trap the next day A small fish was caught Making a stone funnel to help catch things.
An interesting frog A small prawn was caught this time A larger prawn this time Another fish A freshwater crab The crab clings tenaciously to the basket requiring encouragement to leave Crab in the pot Prawn visible in the creek Later a prawn was caught in the trap.
And another prawn, if left long enough the trap will often catch something Now in the dry season, testing the trap in a stagnant pool Probably the largest fish I've caught yet in this small creek The wet season began again, over a year after making the trap Checking the hut conditions The natural draft furnace before and after the deluge The heavy rain destroyed the furnace after record rains and will need rebuilding The thatched workshop still stands but is in miserable condition and will need maintenance The trap got washed away with the flood water but it's easy to make another one if needed.
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