Hobbies: Come Feed My Trigger Fish

Gun at the ready, Buddy Roberts maneuvered carefully around the towering fire coral, 25 feet under the ocean off Key West. His tiny quarry, a 1½-in. jewel fish, iridescent blue spots gleaming on the deeper velvet blue of its body, hesitated at the coral's edge; half a dozen gaudy parrot fish cruised along the ocean bottom, crunching and chittering as they fed. Cautiously, Roberts extended his gun toward the jewel fish, then quickly pulled the plunger, sucking his victim through the transparent barrel and down into the holding chamber below.

Salt-caked, coral-scraped,...

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