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    Rats

    I love the frollicking rat over North on the cover of the new MH magazine...really I'm not trying to be a dong, but I find it very amusing. And I guess I don't know why its there.?
    Am I alone here? Lol...
    Maybe it's the mouse from the painting?
    And maybe it's a political message for the November election?
    Last edited by MarkHoerich; 07-20-2016 at 06:59 AM.

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    I was wondering about the "rat". I figured that I was too "old school" to understand it, thinking that everyone out there understood the meaning behind the "rat" but me.

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    I think it is a mouse. If you read On The Cover, the lure was a flaptail mouse in the painting.

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    And inside, where they always give attribution to the artist, there is a tiny red fox. So yeah, it is a mouse and relates to the featured bait.

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    Wonder if it is a prelude to this year's collectible lure......might be the flap tail.

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    To answer all of your questions ... First, it's a mouse. The painting contains a mouse that swam off a beaver house while being chased by a red fox, and the musky eating the Smity Flaptail (the 2016 MH Collectible Lure) instead of the mouse. I realize it's a lot to put into a painting, but it was Russ Smith's idea and Rodd Umlauf painted it. We also tried to include as much of the painting on the cover as possible.

    Rodd has already sold the original, but gicleť prints are available from Rodd.
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