Virtually all of his submissions were taken from the bayou country in southern Louisiana in foothold traps by fur trappers.
The water in those waterways - whether a stream, river, bayou , or even a lake or reservoir built astride a navigable waterway - belongs to the State of Texas and is held in trust for the public.
But the terrain is difficult, threaded with bayous and creeks, frequently flooded, and overridden with dense foliage and impenetrable undergrowth.
The gates would also make it possible to restore freshwater flows to bayous that have been cut off from the main river.
Creeks, sloughs, bayous , and swamps, including a large cypress swamp at the base of Crowley's Ridge, ran around the town.
Conversely, the back lakes, sloughs and bayous are reasonably protected, almost certain to hold pockets of calm, clear water.
Northward, they prefer clear, weedy, glacial lakes - southward, they prefer weedy bayous .
Alabama's Gulf Coast extends over 32 miles of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and inland areas of live oaks and pines, freshwater lakes, rivers, bayous , and coves, all showing an abundance of birds.
Altogether, including its associated maze of bayous and cypress swamps, the lake covers fifty square miles.
Rustic, self-sufficient country dwellers, Cajuns lived along the bayous and swamps of Louisiana for more than 200 years.