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Wanna be a Hippo Rancher ?

 
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I recently heard about this crazy Year 1910 plan to bring hippos into the Louisiana Bayous for Water Hyacinth control and meat production . Never got off the ground but Cajun life would certainly be different today if it had . Here is a link to an article in Wired about it :

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/hippopotamus-ranching/
 
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Can you imagine hippo ranches?

One hippo would feed a family of 5 for several years. LOL

They look kind of fatty, too. Hippo bacon? Endless bacon!
 
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I wanna see some Cajun fella do some hippo noodling.
 
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Is hippo bacon a thing??? If not lets make it a thing!
 
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Not sure if hippo are the right model - they can be pretty mean beasts. I do NOT want one for Christmas. Steller's Sea Cow could be an option - except they're extinct.
 
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