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Posted By: GUEST,Julia L
26-Jul-19 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: 'I mistook her for a duck, honestly'
Subject: RE: Folklore: 'I mistook her for a duck, honestly'
Some early versions of this song have him mistaking her for a fawn. Here in Maine this is actually plausible as the white-tailed deer flash their tails as they run, making them a target. People are admonished not to wear white during hunting season and more than one tragedy has resulted from a hunter mistaking white clothing for the flash of a deer's tail
Julia