In De Boat
About 10 years ago my brother-in-law thought that he
wanted to learn how to trap coons. Well, trying to be the gracious
family outlaw that I am I said I would. At this time I was living in
I trapped up a slough in a lake that's called Hubbard Lake. It was late
December and I had put out the traps with my
brother-in-law with me. I guess he had this idea that you use tuna or
some kind of fish to trap coons. You can use that stuff if you like
He was surprised to find out Twinkies and Suzy Q's work best. so anyway
we go out the next morning in the boat, which was a tri-hull. first trap
we came across had a big momma in it. Now this is where it gets queezy.
We pull up to the bank and I get the baseball bat out. We walk up to the
coon and I asked him if he wanted to kill her. The old coon just looked
up at him with those big ole sad eye's and that did it. The mountain man
in him started to leave.
he said he really didn't care to. so I thumped her on the back of the
head and that was that.
We get in the boat and I put the coon on the floor between
the two seats. I was kind of bored so I got to thinking about that worm
just standing in front of the coon. Now I didn't think that this ole boy
was going to freak out as bad as he did or else I probably wouldn't have
Were going down to the next set when all of a sudden I started
screaming, "oh crap she's alive! she's alive!" Well now this
guy doesn't turn to look to see what's going on, he got so scared he
just stands there running in place. When his feet finally took off he
goes straight over the boat and into the water. Now that water must of
been pretty cold because when he finally came up he didn't say a word,
he just kept sucking a lot of air. I got him back in the
boat and needless to say he didn't want to go check the other traps or
hunt coons with me anymore. One of the better trips that I've had. He
never did go with me anywhere anymore.