The United States Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agents based in Arkansas reported that a hunting tragedy has occurred during the latest hunting expedition mounted by Vice President Cheney.
Arkansas Special Agents Bobby Joe Nbred and Junior Ncest reported that during a duck hunting outing by Vice President Cheney and entourage, including agents of the Secret Service, Cheney accidentally shot the only remaining Ivory Billed Woodpecker.
According to a senior White House spokesman who was with the party said Cheney thought the bird was a flying deer. It was only when "porters" accompanying the expedition retrieved the bird that Cheney noticed that it was the Endangered Ivory Billed Woodpecker only recently rediscovered after some forty years of not being seen.
Both Nbred and Ncest, who are sort of related, indicated extreme anger at the party who according to Nbred "Just by God nearly killed us, and they aint supposed to shoot at officers of the law."
Cheney expressed regret about the incident stating," How could I have possibly know that it wasn't a Flying Deer?" It was also reported that during the incident Harry Whittington, the attorney from Texas who was shot by Cheney in 2006 was once again critically wounded by Cheney.
A family member said that if Whittington recovered he would revisit Cheney's statements after the first shooting that Cheney is his friend and didn't mean to shoot him the first time.
When President Bush was asked about the incident he stated "I have never seen a flying deer, I know the Vice President is sorry it wasn't one, so the matter is settled."