Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, black GOP lawmaker allegedly spotted in
Scientists from around the country are traveling to
“This is really amazing to me,” said ornithologist Cooper Hawkins of
Scientists are also excited about the Ivory Bill.
“Sure, I guess that’s neat,” said Hawkins. “But come on, Republican?”
There have been no confirmed cases of black Republican election in the South Carolina State House since Reconstruction, and the last established sighting of an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker was also decades ago.
Still, authorities have found the initial reports credible enough to warrant a full-scale investigation, even if previously alleged
In 1971, then-legislator Alex Sanders claimed to have heard the distinctive double rap of the Ivory Bill in the
Ten years later, freshman state senator Glenn McConnell of