...when all of a sudden a 45 cm (18 inch) peixe cachorro (dog fish) jumped out of the water and straight into the canoe, landing right under my (Lawanda's) skirt. Caught there it began jumping and flopping viciously. Needless to say, I screamed loud enough to be heard above the noise of the motor! Pr. Antonio yelled back for me to sit still and not rock the boat! How does one sit still with an 18 inch fishing jumping under one's skirt? All that I could think of at that time was the terror of the fish sinking its long teeth into my leg. Have you ever seen a dogfish's teeth?
There were 6 people in the canoe. Why did the fish have to jump at me and no one else? Was it because I was the only woman on board? Those men will probably always laugh as they retell the "Dogfish Story" and recall Lawanda's squeals!
True Amazon Adventures!