Spotted: Something Fishy in Laos.

Spotted: Something Fishy in Laos.

Above Photo: Mud Fishing in the rice fields of Savannahket Province, Laos.

I was intrigued to come across this unusual scene in Savannakhet recently, as I traversed Laos on a BACK-related research trip.

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Muddy Hell…A fish goes into the bucket.

The locals were pumping water out of a muddy drainage channel into a field, so they could catch small fish that jumped around in the mud and glinted in the sunlight, before being caught and tossed into the collecting bucket.

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The flooded field and pump located above the fish-wranglers.

It was dirty work, the midday sun was hot and I didn’t envy their fish-finding task that day. But out in rural Laos, villagers go to great lengths to secure food sources.

For other unusual Laos/fish action, check this out too: http://peteralanlloyd.com/general-news/endangered-mekong-stingrays-and-other-strange-fish-for-sale-in-a-market-in-laos/

For a modern-day take on the Vietnam War, POWs/MIAs and Adventure Backpackers trekking into the war-ravaged jungles of Asia see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/

And for POWs left behind in Laos:

Location of Savannakhet, Laos, in red circle.

Location of Savannakhet, Laos, in red circle.

© Peter Alan Lloyd

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