I once had a job that involved boiling up dolphins on the kitchen stove then
putting them downstairs to cool in the laundry.
When my mother came to stay she objected to the rather revolting skull
sitting in stewing pot on the washing machine, so I placed it on the
barbecue outside. Next day the skull had gone.
Now, what could carry off the sodden head of a 3 m. dolphin? I'd seen
whistling and black kites common in our yard, have difficulty carrying off
the body of corellas, so they were out. And Hilary and I continually
scanned the yard for birds yet hadn't seen a White-bellied Sea-eagle, my
best guess. Whatever, I had some difficulty explaining away the missing
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On 5/9/07 8:51 AM, "peter crow" <> wrote:
> Torresian Crows in SEQld are experts at the soaking food in bird baths,
> swmming pools etc to soften up the food.
> anyone who lives close to a school finds bread scraps in their bird
> bath often. We have neighbours with dogs and weekly find a bone or two
> in the BB. they never seem to soften.
> On Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at 10:45 AM, Peter Shute wrote:
>> wrote on Tuesday, 4 September 2007
>> 10:03 AM:
>>> A friend of mine, Alec Moody, reported that he saw a raven pick up a
>>> piece of dry bread, then fly over and dip it in water before
>>> eating it.
>>> Is it common for ravens to show this sort of taste?
>> I haven't seen that, but it wouldn't surprise me. I once saw a Little
>> Raven carry a plastic container with some left over Chinese food (I
>> think) up onto a street light to eat it.
>> Peter Shute
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