Disgruntled Customer

The metal strips used to band birds are inscribed: “Notify Fish and Wild Life Service, Washington, D.C.” They used to write Washington Biological Survey, abbreviated to “Wash. Biol. Surv.” This was changed after an Alberta farmer shot a crow and then disgustedly wrote the U.S. government: “Dear Sirs: I shot one of your pet crows the other day and followed the instruction attached to it. It was turrible. You should stop trying to fool the people with things like this....”