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Catch of the Day

My passion for fishing is well known

But sometimes my catch brings a huge groan

     Octopus clung to my boat

     Dolphins around me did gloat

The queen of the sea had been dethroned

Sadly, a true story for Royal’s Favorite Sport challenge.
It took my 10 minutes to try and pry the octopus from
the back of the boat.  Each time I pulled up one arm, 
it slapped down another one.  They have suction cups on
their arms.  My article “Octopus on Board” was 
published in Florida Wildlife magazine.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 10:09:00 AM
    Great Limerick here.Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 11:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carolyn in Royal Trevino's contest "My Favorite Sport". Love, Carol P.S. Thank you for your kind comments my dear friend.

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 10:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on the HM, CArolyn. I am just now seeing the list. How are you doing these days?

  1. Date: 2/9/2011 9:26:00 AM
    Congrats on well deserved HM, Carolyn. Nice going. Interesting experience. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 2/6/2011 8:45:00 PM
    Many congratulations for this win Octopus lady.

  1. Date: 2/6/2011 6:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on a great Limerick's success Carolyn. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/6/2011 12:03:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in the contest....Jimmy

  1. Date: 2/6/2011 7:44:00 AM
    Hi Carolyn - Congratulations on your WIN in the "SPORTS" contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 2/6/2011 2:59:00 AM
    simply amazzng piece, carols.. hedas for the win in this contest with huggs! :) nette

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 6:46:00 AM
    fun read! Carolyn! jimbo...congrats on your article!

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 8:48:00 PM
    I love the lims and this one is funny.

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 2:01:00 PM
    LOL! These limericks are becoming addictive. This one made me chuckle. Best wishes in the contest. KC

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 8:54:00 AM
    I can just picture you all flustered trying to free your boat hehe.. Great witty write and to think it's a true story as well.. Good luck for the contest ;) Love Wilma

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 4:32:00 PM
    You have written a very nice limerick. I am about to send you a soup mail message.

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 10:39:00 AM
    Wow! I must say, octopi ( is that the plural of octopus?) freak me out. I might have abandoned ship. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 6:33:00 AM
    Hi Calonyn, my friend! A great story and a nice Limerick! Best of luck in the contest. I know what octopuses could do with these suction cups!! Enjoyed the read! Have a great week and thank you for your kind comments! Love, Gert

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 5:06:00 PM
    A bit of a fishy story, wouldn't you say? I've never fished in the ocean, gonna have to try it one day. Good luck, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 8:08:00 AM
    love the story.... very funny....and a bit like Captain Nemo in 20 000L under the Sea...I hate to imagine the queen of the sea dethroned! of luck in the contest, Carolyn.....sincerely...Syd

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 7:05:00 AM
    It sounds definitely an ring of truthy, nice sport you are interested in, and I'm much impressed by the use of images, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 5:05:00 AM
    hahah. I can so imagine you with the octopus.