Biologist John Sweet of Nebraska
heck In Press athletes, e t t y | Feathered Cyrano Has i Technicians Pondering Game Commission technicians were scratching their heads. Was it a cross between a pheasant and a Had he been the Cyrano of bird-dom, with a "nose preceded him by a quarter- of an hour." Or was this neck part snipe? The pheasant under scrutiny had a beak that put him No. 1 in the peck order. The upper mandible fully 2% inches long, the lower reached to 1% inch. But he evidently had no trouble obtaining food. He fat and sleek. His only misfortune had been to get in range of Kenneth Kehler, Culbertson, who had turned over to Commission biologist John Sweet, Stuart. University scientists could throw no light on the They hazarded that a mechanical injury might have the aberrant growth, but stated that they knew nothing the turkey or chicken world similar. "Maybe," concluded the biologists, "he was trying confuse the hunter. With a long tail out in back and beak out in front, the hunter wouldn't be able to tell direction he was going."