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Thread #88533 Message #1661355
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
04-Feb-06 - 12:58 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Subject: RE: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Seagulls (glaucous winged gulls) will catch bait even though it is attached to a rod via a line and a treble hook. Sadly, I've seen them do it in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. They'll die of the hook injuries. Easy to imagine such an uncomplicated bird pursuing the fishhead, even in such an unusual situation.