A few months ago we were browsing through channels on the television and we came across a show on the History Channel called Swamp People. We couldn’t help ourselves and had to watch. This reality show is about alligator hunters here in Louisiana and gives a glimpse into the lives of different families along the bayous and how they make a living as hunters.
We became hooked on the show.
My family has been in Louisiana for generations and hunting is a way of life. It is a sport, but it’s also a way to provide meat for everyone throughout the winter months. Yes, I’ve even killed a deer myself. However, no one in my family hunts alligators, and frankly they (the alligators) scare the you-know-what out of me.
In mentioning the show in passing conversation with various friends and family, I realized the History Channel has a hit on their hands. My uncle in Alabama is a big fan of Troy Landry and my neighbor’s preschooler even plays Swamp People with an alligator set and Lego men.
I really enjoyed the first clip, The Cajun Way of Cooking because seeing the family gather with the river and pier in the background reminds me of my Paw-Paw’s old camp at Belle River. I sure did love fishing off that pier when I was little.
If you haven’t caught an episode of Swamp People on the History Channel, you should check it out when the next season airs. Here’s a taste of what you’re missing :0)