We’re slowly filling a modern medieval bestiary with hooks in the shape of animals. Once upon a time there was a rabbit, a cow and then a pig. We’ve even had one that looked like the hind parts of a dog, but was made of plastic (in China for some Swedes I shall not name here) so it didn’t make the grade.
Now we have the famed copper duck.
It is little known now but the story of the copper duck has rung strong through the age old mythos of the upper peninsula. The copper duck was a trickster figure, famed for evading the hegemonic forces of law and order with the age old cry “you’ll never take me alive copper.”
It was a short lived period in the life of Castor canadensis iratus, a paid thug on the side of hegemony and he was only happy to oblige.
Here we present the trophy of his malfeasance, a hook in the shape of a copper duck; it measures about 5 3/4 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide and the hook is about 4 3/4 inches deep.