Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wild Tchoupitoulas

They bloom this time every year.

4 comments:

Steph said...

Only in Arkansas... ;)
Love it!

DeLahoussaye Donchano said...

Well, now, I prefer to chase down the wild Tchoupitoulas of southern Louisiana, where they grow much bigger than further north and often roam in packs known as "godreys." A single godrey can have almost a thousand "tchoupies," some attaining a walking stance on two taproots. When they feel threatened, of course, they will turn and fight, so we usually bring our Tchoupaloosa Hounds to keep them from doing us harm. I once saw a four-foot tchoupie take on a full-grown tchoupaloosa, and the end result wasn't pretty. The hound won out, but there wasn't much left of the tchoupie. The entire godrey, of course, scattered and ran. We bagged thirty or fourty that night and had quite a tchoupie boil the next day, I can tell you. Woo-oo-eee!

Jay said...

Closer to Nawlins, they roam in packs called 'landries' and are known for singing and dancing. You can find them by following the fallen feathers.

DeLahoussaye Donchano said...

Yeah, I know about them ones too, but we don't hunt 'em.