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The Week contest: Cleaning crows

This week's question: Using a food-reward system, a Swedish town has trained crows to pick up cigarette butts in the streets. If the birds were to strike out on their own and found a company, what should they call their cleanup service?

Click here for the results of last week's contest: Looking for lizards

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: "Rooks in Crannies"

Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California

SECOND PLACE: "Garbage? Nevermore!"

Ivan Kershner, Salem, South Carolina

THIRD PLACE: "Caw & Order"

Janine Witte, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

"Marlboro Wild Wings"

Norm Carrier, Flat Rock, North Carolina

"Peck of the Litter"

Sid Burgreen, Garden City, New York

"Fly-By Pluckers"

Craig Seger, Lakewood, New York

"Quick Pro Crows"

Art Rodia, Southbury, Connecticut

"Quicker Beaker Upper"

Orly Mohaber, Los Angeles, California

"Squawky Clean"

Erica Avery, Greenfield, Massachusetts

"Murder for Hire"

Beth Simon, Oakland, California

"Beaky Clean"

Marlo Warburton, Emeryville, California

"Where There's Smoke, There's Fliers"

Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania

"Sani Caws"

Gordon Clawson, Ojai, California

"When Cigs Fly"

Bill Larkin, Chicago, Illinois

"Peck Up Crew"

Allen Smith, Boynton Beach, Florida

"Blackbirds Cleaning In The Day And Night"

Michael Shirey, Ypsilanti, Michigan

"Crows that Dispose"

Lindsey Lester-Brutscher, O'Fallon, Illinois

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