Big Fish-Sharp Teeth

Last night about 7:00 a couple of local boys came by the house, they wanted to weigh this fish they caught. Obviously they were pretty tickled at the 6 foot 8 inch dinosaur-era monster……

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Now, I have no idea what this fellows name is I just know he lives about 8 miles up the road, Rob ran into him at our little general store where he was showing off the fish.

30 minutes later he is in our driveway.  I love Maydelle.

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Look at that snout!

Before weighing the fish the fish must be admired and the entire fish story re-told.  This can take anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes,

Before weighing the fish the fish must be admired and the entire fish story re-told. This can take anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes…..

Meanwhile, I admire those teeth!

Meanwhile, I admire those teeth!

Now we are ready to weigh the fish.  This turns out to be a process because the rope breaks with the poor fish stuck half-way up, the metal hanging thing comes crashing down on one guys head and we have to start all over and it was about to come a down pour and we were under a severe thunderstorm warning.

This did not matter.  You gotta get the fish weighed.

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First get the rope around it’s head so it won’t slip off…

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Then you slip the rope around the ball on the bumper of the truck and hold the rope while the truck eases forward…..

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Keep going ’cause you have to get him up off the ground to get a proper weight. Proper weight is very important.

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And he is up!  And he weighed a little over 150 pounds, the boys were hoping for 200 but I guess it wasn’t their day….

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Addie-lover of all things fishy, snakey, worm-like, slug-like and otherwise slimy, creepy or wiggling.

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And you know that post I made last week about fishing and letting my toes dangle in the water so the fishes could nibble them?

I’m gonna have to re-think that.

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