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Video: It's a birdie! Crow tries to carry away Henrik Stenson's ball at the Open

Published 17/07/2015 | 19:19

Golf courses are littered with hazards - from bunkers and water features to the rough and weather conditions.

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But on the second day of action at The Open, where it was thought the high winds and rain would be the biggest concern, Henrik Stenson managed to find an original obstacle.

The Swedish player struck a solid tee-shot on the 14th hole on the St Andrews Old Course and with it managed to find the fairway. However, the Swedish golfer's ball also managed to attract the attention of a curious crow.

The bird, possibly mistaking the golf ball for some sort of egg, pounced upon it and gave it a peck. The bird then appeared to stand guard over it.

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