Thought some more with my big brain, like the hunter-gatherer I was designed to be. Aha! Got it. I cornered the fish in the deepest part of its pool and with both hands swept a big wave of water, including the fish, out onto the flat sand.
photo by Liam Thompson, who accompanied me to release it just back of the breakers. Yay.
We thought the gators looked very well-fed at Merritt Island NWR. They're not eating flapjacks for breakfast.
Little blue heron has that lean and hungry look I dig. An avian javelin, perfection in slate and mauve.
Miraculous bird, the spoonbill. Another gift.