Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday Funnies - On the Big Eddy

My brother and I were fishing from the banks of the Big Eddy River in East Texas several years ago. It was a beautiful day and there were many birds around and also some squirrels playing from tree to tree.

We noticed that a small squirrel kept running out on a limb that extended over the water. Every time he ran out on the limb it would bend toward the water and he would dart back.

We then noticed that the reason he kept darting out on that rather small limb, was that a pecan had become lodged in the fork of the limb, as it extended out over the water.

The squirrel was not about to give up. Each time he ran out on the limb he went a little further. Finally he made one last run and grabbed at the pecan as he fell in the water.

At that time a large mouth bass came shooting out of the water and swallowed the squirrel in one bite. My brother and I looked at each other in amazement. We had never seen anything like it in all of our days of fishing.

Then to our utter amazement, that large mouth bass shot out of the water again, and laid another pecan in the fork of the tree limb.


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