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Mingulay BS: Snark Hunting Banned in Alabama (73* d) RE: BS: Snark Hunting Banned in Alabama 23 Feb 05

Shocking news indeed from Alabama as the Snark has long been held in high regard as the epitome of hunting trophies. Boojums of course are in a minor league as their entrapment can be brought about by simple means such as using shattered underpants as bait.

It is a little known fact that Snark hunting was originally started by English settlers in c1694. Back here in England they had habitually hunted the Bogget (a cross between a Badger and Rabbit) which roamed the Midland counties and was a shy and elusive quarry. As soon as they had established themselves in the New Country (or Colonies as we call them)they looked for something to do on their days off and decided that Snark hunting was the thing for them. Fox hunting was the sport of the aristocracy, Bogget hunting the sport of the hoi polloi and underclasses.

It is still practised in my native Northamptonshire to a degree, although catches are few since the widening of the A45 and the resultant heavy traffic. I have devoted much time in investigating this sport and the rituals associated with it, and in due course hope to publish a pamphlet of my findings.

I would urge my American friends to record all knowledge of Snarking whilst it is still in the minds of men and before it is lost forever. Maybe a small theme park funded by the estimable Mr Disney and National Geographic might be in order.

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