A long time ago, like more than a month or two, fishermen used cormorants to catch fish. This was primarily practiced in Japan, China, Greece and Macedonia, although, England and France tried their hand at it a bit also. The fisherman tied a snare at the base of the cormorant's throat that prevented the swallowing of large fish. I'm not sure how the fishermen retrieved the cormorants, but, evidently there was some kind of mutual agreement and the cormorant would return to the fisherman an upchuck the large fish. Old Cecil, pictured here, used to work for Canttya Knot off the coast of Taiwan, but, because of Canttya's inept knot tying, Cecil kept swallowing the fish. Eventually, Canttya released Cecil and Cecil now resides in California working for himself.
Whiskeytown Lake, California 2010
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