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  1. Learned a lot today, how to catch crawdads, what those mud mounds are and the “sweet tea line”. I’ve added crawdadding to my bucket list, it sounds as much fun as blue crabbing with a chicken neck on a string and a flashlight strapped to your forehead & shrimping from a bridge with a long handled net & a lantern, both of which I have enjoyed. (The catching AND the eating). The crab looks like he’s asking, “You want a piece of me?”

  2. Ah the good old days when I was a kid catching these things. Judi, I actually went in my house to look for a string and bait to see if I could catch one but changed my mind. My neighbors I’m sure think I am crazy enough without seeing me in my yard with a string catching crawdads. :)

  3. Nice Pic. Crawdad mounds were always in our yard on the farm south of Webbers Falls, OK. I caught them out of ponds and creeks mostly rather than the holes in our yard. They sort of mess up lawn mowing; the clay mounds harden like brick. I have never seen them in east TN. Steve speaking of Webbers Falls, they have a WF celebration each second Saturday of June on odd years which includes this year with a pancake breakfast, lunch at noon and music with a country band. Lots of old timers to discuss the good old days. People come from as far as CA. It is just a few miles up the road from the wild life refuge. You might like to attend. Tell Robert Ross that Frank Dyer recommended the event. Wish I could go.

  4. Like Judi I learned a lot today. Have never seen (or noticed) the crawdad mounds. Let alone how to catch one. Guess I’m going to have to ask: what does “south of the sweet tea line” mean?? Nice portrait of Mr./Ms. Crawdad.

  5. Judith, the cultural boundary between the North and the South (Sweet Tea Drinkers). Mason – Dixon Line. Drinking sweet tea is one of the oldest and most exceptional Southern traditions.

  6. Goes to show what a transplanted (at age four) Brooklynite to Los Angeles doesn’t experience. Thanks for the clue-in. However, we drink sugared tea here in So Cal.