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Snipe Hunt

Snipes are a kind of bird, difficult to spot
because they’re quiet  and they hide a lot –
a kind of cross ‘twixt stool pigeon and an owl,
it is a bird that deserves to be called fowl.
Maybe a large rooster with antlers like a moose
some guys say they are more like a wild goose.
How do you catch them?  Now that is where you
depend on  luck; my friend hit one with his shoe.
Some make a cage from an old cardboard box
but pillowcases work.  To really outfox
a large snipe, you may need to bring a rope
to tie him up;  if it's real dark, you just hope.
First, you start to hear sounds - like gobblety-gook
and you may start to think that you are a schnook
but hang in there.  Sometimes it takes all night
especially if the snipe puts up a fight.
First time I went, along about one o’clock  
I smelled what I thought was a rat in a crock
quick as a wink, I caught onto a small snipe.
What a night! but I got it, all in one fell swipe.

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  1. Date: 6/26/2013 8:31:00 AM
    nicely done,really loved the rhymes,my style,great write R.A,P