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Crows culled to save tower ravens

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
By Paul Majendie | Reuters — Feb. 28, 2005

LONDON — If legend is to be believed, the future of the British monarchy lies in the hands of a sharp-shooting warder at the Tower of London.

For the six ravens who roam one of Britain's landmark fortresses are under threat from up to 200 crows who have invaded their royal domain, spreading disease and stealing food.

So every Sunday at dawn, before the daily tourist invasion begins, Yeoman Warder Derrick Coyle roams The Tower with his .22 air rifle to cull the crows.

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