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Crow steals knife from scene of violent crime

Vancouver's 'most notorious bird' allegedly swooped down and picked up suspect's weapon

Crow

Our pick of the strange but true stories from around the world.

Crime-scene bird is a definite flight risk

A crow in Canada has been accused of trying to steal evidence from the scene of a violent crime. Canuck the crow, who is known as "Vancouver's most notorious bird", allegedly swooped down and picked up a knife belonging to a man who had been threatening city police. The bird, whose antics have made him so famous in the city that he has his own Facebook page, is said to have flown off with the blade before dropping it. He was later spotted attempting to steal camera equipment from the bag of one of the investigators.

'Whale vomit beer' brewed in Australia

Brewers in South Australian have released a beer made using ambergris – otherwise known as whale vomit. Maris and Kristi Biezaitis, from Robe Town Brewery, made the brew as an experiment for a beer festival in Melbourne. They describe it as having a "challenging" flavour, which "tastes a little bit like the sea" and is definitely not vegan-friendly.

Man deposits meth at bank

Police in Texas have arrested a 73-year-old man who allegedly deposited nearly a gram of methamphetamine at his local bank. Staff say Louis Kent had used a drive-through bank window and that when the teller opened his deposit tube, they found cash, cheques and a small plastic bag containing 0.91 grams of meth.

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