A mile outside Houma, La., sits a little shack on the side of the highway next to a drainage canal that runs along a sugar cane field back into some swampland, and eventually into the Gulf. The shack houses a two-man operation called Munsen’s Monster Tours, and it’s about what you’d expect: An old Cajun hillbilly—with all the moves, equipment and knowledge requisite to entertain tourists to the tune of 20 bucks each—pontoons you along for a couple hours, stopping at intervals to feed the wildlife with a casual showmanship and backwater manner that makes Steve Irwin (R.I.P.) seem like a Disney character. The guide said his father made a living in the mid 20th century gathering Spanish moss to sell to bedding manufacturers at four cents a pound. I guess his is what you’d consider a generational success story.