Several years ago I was up in Canada minding my own business when all of a sudden I was yanked out of my blissful fog by the shouted term "swamp donkey"!! Of course I reacted a little slower than anticipated by my rather excited and severely gesturing companion and subsequently got a lesson in critter names.
This year I was introduced to another proper name for a common animal "hair pig"... there was less gesturing but an equally urgent call in my direction.
When will I ever know all my animal/fish and whatever names?? Here are a few common names that had me confused the first time I heard them.
Winged rat (2 varieties at least)
Scupper trout (not a real fish but it can be found in water)
Chippewa river trout (or ??? river trout)
dunno about animals, but places of things connected with hunting... well sometimes.. Biffins Bridge.. is a place we all know, but you guys will have to guess.
a Tinta.. is an object or thing.. again,, guess?