Shrimp Fishing on Horseback for 700 Years (this is pretty cool)

For nearly 700 years, the shrimpers of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, have been training draft horses to help them pursue the local catch. Typically weighing more than 2,000 pounds, these horses are well suited to the task of carrying fishermen through the cold waters of the North Sea. Yet despite its historical importance, Oostduinkerke is the last place on Earth to use this traditional form of fishing. Currently, just 19 or so fishermen continue the practice.

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+2 1. Judge-Jake commented 340 days ago

You gotta catch a lot of shrimp to afford to buy a horse. You would think by now when the shrimp see the hoofs they would be off. :O
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-1 2. Paperman commented 338 days ago

Is that water polluted? Looks like someone spilled a tank of gasoline in it.