Sheriff Hansen wiped the sweat off the back of his meaty neck. He and the Bellport Poultry representative stood and watched as the coroner examined the two dead men.
“Cause of death?” Hansen inquired.
The coroner looked up and said, “Smothered to death by 45,000 chickens.”
“That’s odd,” Hansen said.
“Yes,” the coroner said as she picked up one of the chickens, “But you know what’s really strange?”
“What?” Hansen asked.
“I think the chickens were dead before the men where smothered,” she answered.
Hansen turned to the Bellport representative and said, “There’s two men you will need to call.”