Birds behaving Badly on ABC

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Subject: Birds behaving Badly on ABC
From: "Karen Pearson" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 10:56:44 +1100
I watched most of the doco  "Animals Behaving Badly" last night on the ABC.  Birds had a good showing on the program with the cheeky Kea in New Zealand showing its car stripping talents; ravens in Alaska who use the snowmobiles as meals on skids and raid them for food while they are unattended; magpies in Brisbane and their airforce like dive bombing techniques and the Canadian geese that do 'their stuff' all over golf courses and create a novel obstacle course for the golfers.  A lady has trained special border collies to chase them off after scarecrows (scare-swans really, as apparently they don't get on) and model motorboats chasing them across the ponds didn't deter them.
My favourite was the story on the sea lions of San Francisco on Pier 39.  After considering suggestions to clear them off the up-market moorings, some that included putting broken glass and nails along the moorings and even employing the services of a mechanical life-like Great White Shark from the Cousteau Society to patrol the bay, they decided to just leave them to see what happened.  They now have the areas best selling tourist attraction and everyone is happy.
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