Today we got to witness a Beluga harvest, in fact I have 5 pounds of fat in my fridge right now, waiting for some brave soul to eat it. For the first time I was also hesitant to post pictures of the harvest. For some reason both Melissa and I are falling into the southern trap again, of "ohhh, It's so cute", Its also the only northern country food available to the Inuit that conatins vitamin C, the comment that God designed the Beluga for the Inuit may be accurate. The whale we have photographed was tagged with tracking system that had to be removed by the wildlife officer. None of those gentle little under the skin tags up here, look at that monster. The whole whale was about 5 feet long and probably about 300 lbs. It was killed with a .375 rifle and apparently whale's are very dense animals as neither of the shots went completely through the animal, and this rifle will go through a foot of solid wood. The scars on the whale are from polar bear, the bite in the tail was Orca. The Elder standing at the head of the whale is Semi the man who caught the whale.
And on a lighter note, today at lunch we had a visitor. For the first time in a year we had Johova's witness at our door triing to submit us to thier religion. Wow, they really will follow you to the ends of the earth. I want to know, has anyone ever opened the door and after a brief conversation said "Wow, your right, I'm all turned around on this religion idea, Take me to your leader."?