Back in the sixties when there was a big migration of Greek people into this country, my Dad caught these Greek hunters out in the young wheat crop.
They had not sought permission to hunt on Dads farm, but worse than that was they were walking the crop down.
Now Dad was particular about any bugger walking the crop down, whether it was me, some Emu Kangaroo or Goat or some Greek hunters & that was the main reason for stopping them.
So while he had them there he asked them what they were hunting.
One replied "We shoot him the Ha Ha pigeon."
Dad had never before heard of a Ha Ha pigeon so asked what that was. The Greek hunter then produced a Kookaburra from his game bag, held it up and repeated Ha Ha pigeon a few more times.
Needless to say, they then got the short shrift & told not to return.
The Kookaburra is known also as the laughing Kookaburra because of their call. Google it if you don't know of this Australian bird. They are definitely not common table fare here & are also protected by law.
Last edited by moses; 11/29/19 11:46 AM.