52. Damage by reclaimed animals.

52.     Damage by reclaimed animals.

If a man reclaims wild animals and puts them on his land, he is liable, if they trespass, for any damage caused by them which it is in their ordinary nature to commit1. Thus where pigeons from a dovecot fly on to neighbouring land and eat the corn, their owner is liable on a claim for the loss of the corn2. Whether it is in the ordinary nature of hived bees to sting men or cattle3 seems doubtful on the authorities, though it is difficult to resist the