Re: Corvid buried treasure

To: Michael Hines <>
Subject: Re: Corvid buried treasure
From: (Syd Curtis)
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 11:10:58 +1000
>    The increasing crow population in Brisbane suburbs and city is an
>interesting phenomenon in itself.
>    In mid-October we watched a crow eating overripe pawpaw (papaya) on a
>tree at Point Lookout, North Stradbroke I.. Nothing strange about that,
>they are destructive in pineapple crops, but what was strange was that the
>numerous garden snails lodged amongst the fruit on the tree were not
>touched by the crow.
>    Are garden snails eaten by birds in Australia? or anywhere else for
>that matter.
>        Mike Hines
>        42,Pangeza Street,
>        Stafford Heights,
>        Brisbane,
>        Queensland, 4053,
>        Australia.             Phone 07 33594998.

Thanks for the comment, Mike.  I leave your query to others: we used to
have garden snails and slugs when we came here to Hawthorne in 1960. Now,
I'm pleased to be able to report, we have blue-tongued lizards, and NO


Syd (at Hawthorne,  Qld. 4171, 07.11.97)

H Syd Curtis

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