FOLKLIFE OF WIREGRASS GEORGIA: OF COMMUNITY ART AND LIFE
"I had one of the best coon dogs going across them woods you ever saw. And he struck this durn coon and that coon went right out and across the open field. And they just looked like he was going, going to catch that coon every minute. He was just biting at him. Woof, woof. And he quit. And he never did bark no more. I took my lantern and went out across there, see could I find him, find out what was wrong. That dog was laying out there dead. And do you know - that coon was running so fast until them rings on his tail slipped off from his tail and went over that dog's neck and choked him to death." Luther "Lying" Bailey, Turner County, recorded August 12, 1977 by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
Bird dog retrieving quail. 2000.
Photo by Diane Kirkland, Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, & Tourism..