Originally Posted by expatgirl
What is a snipe? I know that I can google it.......but I'd rather hear from you.......sounds smallish......and elusive............
There really is such a thing as a snipe
(a small wading waterfowl) but you don't find them in the fields or woods of Texas! And, although you stand a better chance of finding them along the coast in the New England states than probably anywhere else in the US - the "Snipe Hunt" is a right of passage so time honored it was even in an episode of Cheers
(Season 3, Episode 14 - The Heart is a Lonely Snipe Hunter
... The guys take Frasier on a "snipe" hunt in the woods after Diane asks them to include the psychologist in their masculine pursuits.)
"Should anyone ever request your presence at a Snipe Hunting event, it is in your best interest to decline the offer. The true intent of their invitation is to have you out in the wilderness, often a field but woods are not an uncommon location, searching for a nonexistant bird. Thus, the true motivation is to make you look a fool. Snipe hunting is no more than a childish prank, but if the pranksters are talented enough, it is an easy one to fall in to."