A coonhunter was bragging about his dog being the straightest cooner and having the best nose of any dog in the state. So several of his buddies set up a hunt so he could prove his dogs' merits. They turned his dog out along this river and his dog struck right away and soon started barking treed. When the hunters got to him he had drug a big Catfish up onto a sandbar and was barking treed for all he was worth.
Now the other hunters started ribbing this fellow about his "fishdog," but the fellow said that this dog had never lied in it's life and he could not understand why he would choose this night to ruin his reputation.
Now this catfish was so big that they could not carry it, so they proceeded to butcher it on the sandbar so they could take it home and at least have a great fish fry. When they gutted the fish, they found a 22 pound coon in that fishes stomach.
Now that is what I call a straight cooner with a great nose!