Thursday, January 8, 2009
Why Honey Baked Hams™?
Just wanted to drop in for a quick minute and post some trap updates and answer a question I am asked constantly. So to put it to rest so we can move forward, here is the question I am asked most frequently.
Why do you only use Honey Baked Ham(s)™ as bait for your Ressie traps?
This is really simple. As far back as anyone can remember the Ressie creature has been fond of taking pigs. Way back when the area was first settled both the natives and the settlers often referred to this animal as "The Hog Eater." We assume that since the animal eats mostly fish, fowl and whatever other aquatic life it manages to capture, giant catfish, alligators and possibly the odd skier, that pork is considered a treat to the creature. So we use hams as trap bait. We could have gone the cheaper, generic canned ham route, but we wanted to do this right. So we decided to use Honey Baked Ham™ exclusively. Also we are hoping that at some point the company will sponsor some of our research.
We have had some more sightings recently. A lot of people are reporting that they have seen the creature while driving across the spillway. Typically early morning or late evening. One of our traps is missing. One of the big ones. We think that the creature got hung up in the door and drug it into deeper water, or meth heads pulled it out and cut it up for scrap metal. We hope its the former. Other than that it has been pretty uneventful. As the weather warms up we are sure the action will pick up.