…Sometimes You’re the Bug…

The Curmudgeon has never seen the “sport” in hunting and fishing. As many a stand-up comedian has observed, it’s not much of a sport when if you win, you kill an animal or fish and get your prize and if the target wins, all it gets is…to continue living.

But once in a while the target gets a chance to even the score.

And that’s exactly what happened in Hawaii last weekend when a fishing boat captain spotted a swordfish and boldly jumped out of his boat and into the water to try to spear it.   And he did.

He speared the swordfish even though the fish wasn’t bothering anyone.

Big tough guy.

But then something unusual happened: the hunted turned on the hunter, charged him, and…impaled the man through the chest with its sword.

Because it turns out they don’t call it a sword for nothing.

And the fisherman died.

And while The Curmudgeon feels bad for the guy’s family, if he has one, he likes the idea that maybe, just maybe, people who like to hunt or fish for sport will think twice about doing so because the next time there’s an encounter between hunter and prey the one who gets killed could be…


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  • Scott  On June 5, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Thus the saying……those who live by the swordfish….die by the swordfish.

    Sorry, I could never let a hanging curve go by.

  • kram88  On June 5, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Not to mention (in the words of the immortal Jim Croce, amongst others) “And sometimes they say that you eat the bear,
    But sometimes the bear eats you.”

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On June 6, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Or as Croce also observed, “Find out where it’s at and it’s not hustlin’ people (or, in this case, swordfish) strange to you.”

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