Seeing a handful of black, plastic bags strewn beneath the dispenser in Capital Park, Will Ryan was appalled at some person’s careless behavior — until he discovered the culprit was not human.
He watched — and filmed — as a raven perched on the metal railing near the blue, plastic dispenser and used its beak to pull plastic bags meant for scooping up dog waste. The raven released the bag and went in for another. And another. And another.
It wasn’t until Ryan came in closer that the raven flew off, leaving the bags scattered on the ground, liable to sail off on a breeze.