Bad birdies plague Colorado golf course
A birdie is usually welcomed by golfers, but the flock of magpies at one Colorado club are making the game much more challenging.
the views are enough to make any golfer book a time at Fox Hollow, 27 holes tucked near the foothills. Probably the nicest public course in Colorado. One look down the first hole will make any golfer dream of birdie one of the troublemakers. I guess it's not always the kind of birdies golfers enjoy. We have so many magpies that it's, Ah, overwhelming and they look for the food. Gary Elms is a ranger out here, a so called golf course cop. Even he can't stop the crime. I've seen the birds take the burritos and take him up in the air. And if you think he's exaggerating, here they come. He's not. He's got it Now it is the burrito I plan to eat the morning we shot this story. Oh, my God, why are there so many of if the horror in Photojournalist and hurts voice doesn't tell you what happened to it, Gary, Will they tor up the burrito and they defecated the whole golf cart? I don't know. We need help. It was a charming introduction to a problem. This golf course knows full well we must have had 30 of them in the Gulf. Kurt Gerry's been directing golfers and shoeing thieving birds for seven years. I don't think they were a bad when I first started, but they seem to multiply. He's seen so many stolen burrito. He saw that burrito. He knows the M O. He'll probably be calling his buddies here pretty soon. The birds sit by the greens, where golfers leave their carts unattended, where they swoop right in for the kill. And if they don't find what they want, they revert to vandalism. He might be pooping on there, staring well, anyhow. Even if they don't have anything, sometimes they will steal and make sure you know who did it Lady had. I think it was a sandwich in her purse, and the bird actually went inside her purse. Got that and actually pooped in her purse. Gary is not the only one with tales of bird crime. Birds have stolen potato chips, breakfast burritos, peanuts, planters, mics. There were good potato chips, Boulder potato chips, stinking magpie goes in, grabs my sandwich and starts flying off, and it's stuck around its beat. Birds gotta eat, too, and I should probably cut back on potato chips and bread anyway, So nothing appears to be off limits. They left a big old poop right there on our scorecard. Or maybe that's what's to come on. Hole number seven. Did he poop on your seat? On the floor? Yeah. God dang, um, put on his floor. Gary considers it a payment to spend a little time in their home. It's just beautiful. And the birds are part of it. So at the course, where birdie is something golfers try to avoid in Lakewood. Steve Stagger nine News, Okay.