Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Boudreaux, Thibodeaux, and the Nutria

Well, Boudreaux and Thibodeaux wanted to do some crabbing, yes! But they lacked anything to bait the traps with.  Worms they could find; but they were not real attractants for the crabs, no. They had themselves a problem; and they called each other dumbasses for not saving some fish heads to use as bait.

Just then, they noticed an old nutria with a big ol' dead fish in his mouth on the levee. They figured the nutria could spare them some, but the smart critter wasn't having any of it.

So Boudreaux poured some cheap beer in a bowl and backed off. The nutria, being curious, dropped the fish to check out what's in the bowl. Boo and Thib, they got the dead fish, used the fish's  parts in their crab nets, and went off for some crabbing.

They caught two dozen blue crabs. Whooeee! Not bad for a morning's work. Mrs. Boo and Mrs. Thib were both very happy!

And they had a fine meal of them crabs!

The next day, Boudreaux and Thibodeaux looked out along the levee.

There was the same old nutria; now with another fish in his mouth and ready to barter!



12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

haha. :)

Linda Kay said...

Hilarious, and thanks for joining in! We used to see these nutria around the lake where we lived before, and they are just big rats! Pretty clever though, obviously.

Marie C said...

Loved it! What a fun story~! Loved seeing the nutria too...his mama didn't raise no fool! :-)

Cloudia said...

Love it!

Grantham Lynn said...

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Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Great Boudreaux story. A new one?

Mariette said...

Enjoyed your tall tail!

Deena said...

Good story for this rainy day!

Mike said...

A nutria looks like a mix between a beaver and a rat.

allenwoodhaven said...

Excellent!

John Hill said...

Smart rat! (except for the cheap beer part)

Oh, and I haven't had any of those blue crabs since my college (Tulane) days a lifetime ago! Crab, crayfish boil and Dixie longnecks!

Thanks for the memories, Angel!

Duckbutt said...

Fair trade: beer for fish. Nutrias are smart.