NANFA-- off topic: calling all Cajuns

Bob Bock (
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 20:53:24 -0500

I'd like to request the assistance of persons of the cajun persuasion, or of
anyone else with knowledge of cajun tradition, culture, and lore.

In the Creedence Clearwater Revival song, "Down on the Bayou," John Fogarty
sings about his "old hound dog, chasin' down a hoodoo." What's a hoodoo?

My hound dog isn't so old, but she's flushed out mourning doves, cardinals,
and white tail deer; she chases squirrels, rabbits, crows, cats, and
raccoons, stalked a jogger, scared the mailman, and even barked up the wrong
tree, but, to either or our knowledge, she's never chased down a hoodoo.

We don't have a bayou here, just some sparse suburban woods, but can hoodoos
be found in Silver Spring? Do they sleep in the daytime, and then come out
at night to raid suburban garbage cans, like the raccoons and possums do?

Can a young hound dog ever chase a hoodoo down? And if she caught one, are
they edible? And if so, how do you cook one? Do you stew a hoodoo, or
fondu a hoodoo, or could you simmer one in a ragu?

Thank you for your attention to this matter.


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