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Woods, water & worse/Jim Junttila

July 23, 2010
By Jim Junttila

You're out on the lake trolling and enjoying the peace and quiet when it begins. It starts with a single bullfrog strumming his bass way back in the bayou, then others join in; the distant drumming of a partridge adds to the beat, the plaintive cry of the loon, the screech of an eagle, the ungodly squawks of several sand hill cranes, the gulla-gulla-gulla of seagulls (kala, pronounced gulla, is Finnish for fish), a gaggle of geese honking, the raucous, cacophonous cawing of crows.

 
 
 

 

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