Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Vice President Dick Cheney is pictured here shooting a duck in the neck with a tiny gun while an aide holds the animal's wings back. A spokesman said that the specially arranged duck hunt, held in the backyard of the Vice President's Residence in Washington D.C., was the result of Mr. Cheney's desire to be "extra careful" after he accidentally shot a hunting companion in the face during a quail hunt earlier this month. But one source claims that Vice President Cheney simply finds hunting the farm-raised quail "too challenging" and prefers the easier but slightly less sporting "restrained duck" approach. A spokesman said the hunt at the residence went so well that the Vice President is planning a caged rabbit hunt at the end of next month.