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Crows Take A Cigarette Break In The Maldives

Two Britons Judie and Tony Ellis, on holiday in the Maldives, spotted one crow fly past with the packet before landing on a roof for a crafty cigarette break.'It seemed to be dishing them out
PTI May 20, 2010 17:51 IST
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Two Britons Judie and Tony Ellis, on holiday in the Maldives, spotted one crow fly past with the packet before landing on a roof for a crafty cigarette break.

'It seemed to be dishing them out to the others,' Judie said.  'They even had them in their beaks the right way.'.



As Judie, 53, rushed to get her camera to record the scene two more crows arrived for a fag break and picked up the cigarettes in their beaks. The Daily Mail published pictures of these crows holding cigarettes in their beaks.

'It was taking the cigarettes out of the packet and putting them on the roof of the water villa. Then the other crows were picking them up. It was amazing that they seemed to have them in their beaks the right way round.'

The couple, who work as toy inventors, were told after the incident that crows can sometimes be a bit of a nuisance on the islands. They heard that another holidaymaker had a sandwich stolen by a cheeky crow.

Judie said: 'We have been to the Maldives four times before but never seen any sort of crow behaviour like that. I was lucky to be able to record this on my camera.'  

To crow it all, Judie and Tony Ellis live in Crowborough in East Sussex, of course.