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P.C. Riot (Series #43, 189)



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From a reader in the north country: “I was reading an article on
infrequently visiting waterfowl in Minnesota. There was mention of a
’long-tailed sea duck’. I scratched my head over that one until a later
paragraph explained it. The government types and taxonomists had gotten
together and decided to re-name the oldsquaw duck. I suppose we should be
grateful it was not called the honorable elderly aboriginal female duck, or
the noble Native American matriarch duck.”



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