“During the 35 years I have been consorting with old largemouth in various segments of the Deep South, where he attains maximum dumbness and avoirdupois, I have known him to swallow the following items: a disabled young woodchuck, a swamp rat, a wounded gray squirrel, a three-foot cottonmouth moccasin, two half-drowned kittens, a small alligator, a pair of goslings, and three summer ducklings swimming with their mother across a misty cove at sunrise. And sundry other denizens not printed on the menu.”
-Havilah Babcock
“How Not to Catch Bass”
Field and Stream, 1960