The Fish Fox - [Fearsome critter 1922] -
About this critter: No doubt you’ve heard of “Fire Foxes” -Well, the ‘Fish Fox’ is a water-bound hunting fox, selectively bred to have aqua-phobic fur! Incredibly loyal: Ask it to fetch a “Four Pound Bass” for dinner & it will return with all in the lake, It will politely return any you don’t want to use - Truly it’s the fisherman’s best friend, fish follow it like its their bud, it can lead entire schools of fish out of the water, making It incredibly convenient for any fisherman that has trained one…
History: Another “yearn of the big woods” from “Art S Childs” published across various newspapers from in 1922-1925 - for more fishing tales see also the “Duck Footed Dum-dum” & “Shovel Face Oscar.” - this one is more or less directly linked to those pure bred, Wisconsin ‘Fish Hounds’ that I’m sure you’ve heard of too: [Story of the fish-hound here: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.org/hodag/fishhound.html ]
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