Corvids playing golf??

Subject: Corvids playing golf??
From: Jemery Day <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 12:13:34 +0930 (CST)
Jo Wieneke writes:

> Jo Wieneke
> Townsville ( where crows on the Common can be seen flying off with golf balls
> from the neighbouring course)

I recently saw a couple of Australian Ravens chasing a golf ball which
was bouncing across a road - this seemed quite peculiar to me, until I
saw one of the ravens pick up the ball in its beak and fly off a
little further with it, until the ball dropped out of the bird's beak
and bounced around a bit further, with the pattern repeated...

What I really want to know is how the ravens carry round a bag of golf
clubs, and if they play on golf courses constructed by humans or on
courses of their own construction?? Have Torresian Crows evolved to
have a better beak for carrying golf balls, compared to the beaks of
Australian Ravens??

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