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The story behind the Claypool picture

Updated: November 12, 2008, 12:43 PM ET
By Steve Bowman | ESPNOutdoors.com Executive Editor

HARRISBURG, Ark. — Small icicles lined the rim of Johnny Riley's hat, and sleet covered his coat in a white sheet of ice.

Add a carrot for a nose and Riley might have passed for a snowman. It was cold enough, 14 degrees, to make him feel like it.

But Riley wasn't that cold. In the middle of a winter wonderland, he was sitting in the duck wonderland known as Claypool Reservoir, watching a sight most believed only existed in old pictures.

It included more than a hundred thousand ...

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