Re: NANFA-- more fish folklore

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 20 Dec 2001 12:45:49 -0600

Those are all believeable, except the northern one. I have been bitten by
northerns, and although its not pretty , they do not clamp on. If you cut
their spine, there muscles become limp and it would have released for sure
then. Bowfin on the other hand will clamp down and be pretty hard to
remove. Luckily I have never been bitten by one, but have had a hard time
removing hooks on occassion.
Blandings turtle are very similar to box turtles , but more aquatic. They
are also called butter necks because the of the bright yellow throat.

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