Headed out on Monday morning, a couple weeks ago, driving through South Central Kansas. May have been 3 or 4 mph over the posted speed limit but that doesn't usually catch the eye of State Troopers. Making the transition from Hwy 77 to Hwy 50, passed by a convenience store. Saw a Deputy Sheriff pull out from the store and begin riding my rear bumper. When I saw him pull out after me, I slowed and drove exactly the posted limit of 65 mph. This went on for about two miles with him so close to my bumper that I could barely see his patrol car in my rear view mirror. All kinds of thoughts were going through my mind. What had I done wrong? Did I have tail lights or brake lights out. All of a sudden a rooster pheasant came out of a field on the right side of the road. Big ol' pheasant hit in the middle of the front of my hood/bumper. Flipped it up over the cab of my truck and SPLAT!!! right in the middle of the Deputy's windshield. In my mirror I saw the bird had smashed the patrol car windshield. The red lights came on. Of course, having to stop for a patrol car I pulled to the side of the road and turned on my flashers. The Deputy walked up to my side window and asked for my license and registration. I handed them to him while asking, "Officer, did I do something wrong?" The Deputy replied, "Sir, I'm going to take your license and registration back to my car and write you a ticket!" Surprised, I asked "A ticket? What for?" The officer immediately replied...."I'm writing you a ticket for flipping me the bird!"