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Man vs. quail

14 February 2006

Apparently there is not much difference between a 78 year old lawyer and a quail, as Dick Cheney found while hunting on Saturday in Texas.  It would seem that he saw a covey of quail and in his excitement, he didn't realise that he was actually shooting a man dressed in a bright orange hunting jacket, which must have been designed for these such occasions.  Cheney claims that he did not see Harry Whittington but still managed to shoot him in the cheek, neck and chest.  For those of you who can't quite fathom how this could have happended, the images below will go some way in explaining the similarities between man and quail.  Perhaps not. 

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