Once upon a time there were two whooping cranes, one in South Dakota, one in Texas. Both dead.
The South Dakota crane was killed by a 26-year-old man who worked on a tractor for a while one day, drank some beers and shot a white bird with a rifle. The Texas crane was killed by a 42-year-old senior vice president of a national real estate company, while hunting with friends at a private club.
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