Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Voices from the Past: Fish Eating Strawberries 1920s

Voices from the Past: Fish Eating Strawberries

Ran across this blurb in a 1920s newspaper (The Philadelphia Record) and thought it was funny.

Fish Picks Strawberries

Fred Vosen, fishing in the Lee reservoir, heard on shore a noise that he at first supposed was made by a muskrat, but on investigation it proved to be a big carp.

He watched the fish for some minutes, and says that along the shore strawberries hung over the water, a distance from 4 to 10 inches from the surface, and he was surprised to see the big fish bobbing its head out of the water and grabbing the berries. He watched the carp repeat the operation a dozen times. He then tried his bait and succeeded in hooking the fish, but had to shoot it before he could land it. The carp weighed 32 pounds.

So, what's the weirdest thing you've ever known a fish to eat?

-- Dr. Todd

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