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Under Pressure Outdoors Podcast - Under Pressure Outdoors EPISODE 71, 17th May 2021
Ep. 71 Mudbugs, New Friends and Cold Beer
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Ep. 71 Mudbugs, New Friends and Cold Beer

After the Great Expulsion in 1755, Acadians arrived from the Canadian Maritime provinces in Louisiana, and settled along the bayous where crawfish were abundant. According to Cajun legend, after the Acadian now called Cajuns were exiled in the 1700’s from Nova Scotia, the lobsters yearned for the Cajuns so much that they set off across the country to find them. Their journey was so treacherous that the lobsters began to shrink in size, and by the time they found the Cajuns in Louisiana, they had shrunk to the size they are now. Upon their arrival, festivals were held in their honor and what was once known as the smaller lobster, was now called crawfish. Also known as mudbugs, Native Americans were first eating the shellfish long before the Europeans arrived. Local tribes would put reeds baited with deer meat into creeks and ponds to catch the crawfish. This week we are joined by our cajun friend Ridge Angeline, the man who not only drove to Louisiana to pick up the crawfish but then proceeded to boil all 260lbs for the listeners that attended the soon to be annual crawfish boil.