It's not that ravens have anything against golfers or golfing, officials say. It's just that they're hungry. The Wrangell Sentinel reports that flocks of ravens are digging up fairways on the town's nine-hole course in a search for insect larvae.
The ravens, which are considered to be one of the most intelligent and playful of all birds, have been seen digging into the fairways during daylight hours, though not at night.
"We've seen as many 50 or more of them at a given time during daylight hours," Booker said. "We catch them on the fairways eating into the grass."
Booker added that the course had considered insecticides to kill the pests and other insects being sought out by the birds, but that the proximity of Blake Channel to the course would make that impossible under EPA rules and regulations.