You Get a Line, I’ll Get a Pole, Babe

I have to admit that when I took this picture I was simply trying to get a good shot of this pied-billed grebe, but when I actually looked at the photo on my computer screen my attention immediately shifted to his catch, not him.


I finally realized that it had to be a crawfish in his beak, an animal I hadn’t thought about since I was a kid and used to catch them and sometimes use for bait.

Apparently it doesn’t take much at my age to start reminiscing, because that got me looking for the title of this entry, a favorite song as a kid, as played here

4 thoughts on “You Get a Line, I’ll Get a Pole, Babe”

  1. Thanks for the link to the Crawdad Song! I first heard that around 1972-73, sung by a band in Santa Cruz. I loved it the minute I heard it. Brings back good memories.

    We have crawfish up here in Whatcom Creek. I see one every once in awhile.

    1. They eat them in the South, but they’re generally too small to around here, which was why I was a little surprised that it was a crayfish in the Grebe’s beak.

      The small ones seem to be considered a delicacy by fish.

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