The Double or Solitary Snipe of English sportsmen, S.
The stork is seen for about 170 days, the house-swallow 160, the snow-goose 260, the snipe 220.
Of small game, hares, jungle fowl, peacocks, partridges, snipe, woodcock, wild ducks and geese, and green pigeons are numerous in the tarai, and jungle fowl and pheasants in the hills.
Those who only know the Snipe as it shows itself in the shooting-season, when without warning it rises from the boggy ground uttering a sharp note that sounds like scape, scape, and, after a few rapid twists, darts away, if it be not brought down by the gun, to disappear in the distance after a desultory flight, have no conception of the bird's behaviour at breeding-time.
"I want to stop him before he screws up a real missing person case by sending the police off on a snipe hunt," he snarled.