Every spring this is what we watch for. We feed the wildlife all year long and hope for these sightings. There is a couple that live on a peninsula a mile up stream and they return every year. These could be them.
When the carp start their spawning, the female can not lay her eggs without the assistance of the male. They literally beat the eggs out of her. This video was shot from our dock. The first time I saw & heard this, I thought "What the ....". It sounds like a war zone when they do this but only lasts for a day or 2.
Here along the Little Conewago Creek we are fortunate to get all kinds of animals around. Some are shy and some are quite friendly. We get visits from Bald Eagles, Possums, Geese, Ducks, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Pileated Woodpeckers, Turkey, Deer, Owls, Hawks, Snakes and all kinds of wild birds including Hummingbirds, etc.
The fishing at home is sometimes better than at the river. We get an occasional Tiger Musky making his way up through. There are Small-mouth, Large-mouth, Catfish, Rock Bass(Goggle-eyes), Walleye galore. The Carp get to be in upwards of 40" and when they are spawning, It sounds like a war zone around here (Check out the video below).
This is our little buddy. I took this 3 years ago and since then, he or she has found a spouse. This was shot from our deck. They live about 30 feet upstream under an old river banked log. Haven't seen any youngins yet.