This Happened to Me: Bad News in the Bayou

A boy and his buddy get bogged in a sticky situation

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Bad News in the Bayou: Wayne Luxich II, Picayune, MS

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Despite the cold temps, my cousin and I decided to hunt nutria in the bayou.Tony Shasteen
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But we didn’t have any luck, so we headed back. As we walked across the inlet at low tide, we started to sink into the soft mud.Tony Shasteen
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Before we knew it, we sank too deep. The mud was above our waists, and we were stuck! The more we moved, the more we sank. We tried to send the dog home to get help, but he refused to leave us. We were stranded.Tony Shasteen
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Finally, my cousin TJ remembered the dog chain in his pocket. He managed to wrap it around my knee, and he pulled one leg free, then the other. I crawled to the bank and used some cut branches to pull TJ free.Tony Shasteen
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We escaped the sucking mud and walked home in the dark. We were wet, muddy, and freezing, but we stuck to solid ground and got there safely.Tony Shasteen

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