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Thread #88533   Message #1662090
Posted By: Rapparee
05-Feb-06 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Subject: RE: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Out here, they did that sort of thing a couple times back in Ye Olden Days. They'd tie the malefactor up, put floats under this arms, a couple "ripe" trout on his head, and toss him in the Portneuf River. In the first case the culprit got a nasty sprained ankle and had to limp home and in the second he splashed around a bit in the ankle-deep water, tripped over an old tire, and received some bad scrapes to both knees from the concrete trough the river runs through town in, and a passing magpie scored a direct hit in the area between the trout.

It's not done anymore.