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Pict
10-23-2008, 11:39 PM
One day my daughter and I went on a hike in rural Brazil. We got kind of lost and ended up taking a detour through a crop to get back to a road that the trail was leading us away from. Walking down that road an old man came out of his house and recognized us right away, "Hey, come on in and have a cup of coffee!" As we got closer he realized he didn't know us and had already invited us in. We had just been invited in and it would be unforgivably rude not to accept, we were all in a central Brazil social vortex. The only way out was to have a cup of coffee.

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The House

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Duesdede, the owner.

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Interior, yes that's a shotgun. It belonged to Raymundo.

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Of course I asked.

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Possibles bag made from a bushdog hide, complete with armadillo tail firekit.

Pict
10-23-2008, 11:45 PM
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Box trap.

These guys were professional bird trappers, poachers actually. They supplemented their income by trapping exotic birds and selling them in split bamboo cages that they made themselves.

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Smaller box trap.

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He was once a young man back in the day.

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Raymundo used his bird call to give us a demonstration. He carried on a conversation with a bird out in the bush.

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It really is that simple.

Mac

chiye tanka
10-24-2008, 12:33 AM
Awsome photos Pict.

crashdive123
10-24-2008, 06:30 AM
Great pics, awesome experience. Thanks.

nell67
10-24-2008, 07:14 AM
Great pics,great story.

trax
10-24-2008, 12:07 PM
...and to me, the best part of the story is that someone invited someone else in for coffee and the second party accepted. Makes you wonder about how the rest of the world is doing things doesn't it? Great story and great pics, Mac, as always. Thanks for that.

Runs With Beer
10-24-2008, 12:41 PM
Nice post. The photos are great, Irealel like the Armadillo tail fire kit. Hmmmm?

Rick
10-25-2008, 07:12 PM
If you run across Duesdede again tell him your friends wish him well. A kindness repaid, Pic.