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Damage to Corn (Sandhill Crane)

Photo: USDA WS
Cranes will eat most of the seeds from two or three rows in areas roughly 10 to 20 feet long.
Cranes will eat most of the seeds from two or three rows in areas roughly 10 to 20 feet long.

 

Photo: USDA WS
Sandhill crane damage in corn field. Cranes eat the seeds.
Sandhill crane damage in corn field.

 

Photo: USDA WS
Cranes will pull out seedlings to eat the seed and leave the stalk and leaves.
Cranes will pull out seedlings to eat the seed and leave the stalk and leaves.

 

Photo: USDA WS
Sandhill crane damage in a corn field.
Sandhill crane damage in a corn field.

 

Photo: USDA WS
Damage to corn field caused by sandhill cranes.
Damage to corn field caused early in the season by sandhill cranes.