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0005254Dwarf FortressCreaturespublic2012-02-18 03:442012-02-20 16:46
Toady One 
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0005254: Only one member of a flock of Giant Keas steals an item, then the entire flock, except the thief, returns for more.
The thief leaves the map with the item, triggering an announcement. Then the rest of the flock returns and repeats the operation until the last single Giant Kea has stolen its item.

It seems to me they should all steal an item together and make off with it or follow their leader/thief off the map.

I did not notice normal Kea flocks do this but I wasn't watching closely for them to leave while hiding all my dwarves underground. One of the Giant Keas got a special name after killing a hunter marksdwarf trying to defend the items.
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related to 0003876new  Wild animals keep trying to follow their cage-trapped companions 
Issue History
2012-02-18 03:44IncompletenessNew Issue
2012-02-18 05:42Pickled TinkNote Added: 0020028
2012-02-18 05:57Knight OtuRelationship addedrelated to 0003876
2012-02-20 16:46Toady OneNote Added: 0020296
2012-02-20 16:46Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-20 16:46Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-02-20 16:46Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-02-20 16:46Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One

Pickled Tink   
2012-02-18 05:42   
I think this might be related to the herd pathfinding behaviour I noted and reported in http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/mantisbt/view.php?id=3876 [^] (Though this is not a duplicate of that)

Herd pathfinding is a follow the leader conga line. If the leader dies or leaves, next in line becomes the leader. So they run in after the leader, who steals stuff. Then the leader runs away and they follow till it leaves the map, then they go "ooh! Shinies!" and come back for more.
Toady One   
2012-02-20 16:46   
Yeah, it was a missing LOOSE_CLUSTERS tag.