Scene and Heard

Thibodeaux gets yuks at Oktoberfest

COTTAGE GROVE – The German beer was flowing, people were mingling and dancing, and everybody was chuckling as Kelly Thibodeaux played “Ain’t No Crocodile” during Saturday’s annual Oktoberfest celebration co-hosted by the Axe & Fiddle and the Brewstation. 

“A lot of people come up and ask, ‘Do you really have a lot of crocodiles down in Louisiana?’” said Thibodeaux, who was born in New Orleans and also lived in Mississippi before moving to the Great Northwest 37 years ago. “I say they’re not crocodiles, they’re alligators. So that inspired me to write . . .