(CNN) Ronald Reagan was fed up.
He had just put new goldfish into his pond at Rancho del Cielo -- his beloved ranch in the sky. Now a pesky blue heron refused to leave them alone. The President's fish, there to take care of the persistent algae problem, were getting eaten. So Reagan drew his pistol and began firing -- not to shoot the heron, which he easily could have done, but to scare it away.
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