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Ravens devouring fairways at Muskeg Meadows


Greg Knight

Wrangell Golf Club vice president George Woodbury chips off on the No. 4 hole at Muskeg Meadows, where raven damage has affected the way the course is being played.

WRANGELL — For patrons of Muskeg Meadows golf course, at least three fairways are interfering in their game – courtesy of the ubiquitous ravens seen throughout Wrangell Island.

According to course co-manager Shannon Booker, flocks of up to 50 ravens at one time have been digging into the fairway looking for grubs and other insects on which to feed. The result has been a tremendous upheaval of grass leading to No. 3, 4 and 5 holes, as well as minor damage to every other hole except Nos. 1 and 9.

It’s in those areas of the course, which is certified as par-36 by the United States Golf A...

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