A PESKY crow is leaving the crown green bowlers of Newsome Working Men's Club in a whole lot of trouble.
The feathered fiend swoops when nobody is watching and digs a hole in the middle of the bowling green.
Keen bowler John Helyar helps the groundsman fill the hole.
He said: "Every summer the crow comes along and digs a hole in the middle of the green.
" We fill it in - then he comes right back along to dig it up again."
Mr Helyar added: "The hole is two or three inches wide and it's a real nuisance for our bowlers. We don't know why he likes that spot so much."
The bird's infatuation with digging the same hole also had the RSPB stumped.
Its public affairs officer, Margaret Overend, said: "It's a bit of a puzzle. Crows are remarkably intelligent birds, so there could be a number of reasons, although it is likely it is looking for food of some sort."
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