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crows fucking kick-ass.
however this is (again) non news.
As it has been know for a while that crows make reasoned inferences.
Crows, Ravens and Rooks have long been known to be able to analyse and interact to new situations.
they will be able to observe the consequences, of incidental actions.... a twig or stick or string or line manouvered can have a consequence on something else remotely. Both humans and crows can analyse the nature of the intermediary (twig or cloth) i.e. is it ridgid or floppy but strong and the nature of the effect that it can have and then utilise this to achieve an aim.
For instance rooks have been observed emptying bins by pulling at bin liners and then scruntching the lifted bit underfoot and then grabbing anothe length and then puttin that under foot and so on, until the bin liner is pulled out of the bin and the rubbish scatters on the floor......similarly Ravens have been observed to reel in fishing lines that were laid through holes in ice because they have observed fishermen pulling up their lines
I saw a raven in May.
Seems a weird thing to have in the house though.
To keep them, like they do at the Tower, you have to clip their wings.
I just figured that if you fed the buggers meat every day and had a hutch type thing they could sleep in they'd keep coming back. Sounds like I'd be right if they're that intelligent, too.
That's how people tame animals, you soft-headed slurry heap.
I'll leave some veggie sausages in there every evening if you promise not to post on the internet ever again.
Like a big bird house, so I guess some sort of box with a hole in the side big enough for a Crow and on stilts to stop cats getting in.
Stick with crow hutch. That way people will take this seriously.
I should clarify that this was an idea I had aged about 10. It's not something I've given much thought to in the intervening quarter-century until this thread came up.
and they will play with family pet dogs and cats
always has crows on his roof and back garden. Its a bit weird.
When the bird flu crisis was riding high in the media, he once had a nightmare about it, fell out of bed, and ended up eye to eye with the dead bird and APPARENTLY shit himself in fear.
than releasing some highly contagious, but perfectly-harmless-to-all-other-living-things crow-killing virus into the atmosphere and then watching as every single one of the fuckers thrashed about in hideous, agonising death.
crows are cunts.
(a bit like saturn in that he is a lord of misrule) (which is why saturnalia was able to be adopted easily into britain (christmas))
Bran meant Raven or crow.
Brans oracular head was buried at the site of tower hill in london, and was meant to face in every direction and warn and protect britain from invaders.
Thus William the B****** built his white tower on top of what is now called tower hill.
Brans legend lived on in the Ravens that are kept at the tower of london and who if they leave albion is meant to fall.
and so red dyes like from madder are associated with him.
His tree is the alder - 'fearn'
although purple ossier is also associated with him (Ossier is in salix (willow) family - 'saille'.....although 'saille' is a female tree.......but it is immediately after fearn in the tree alphabet that I use.
if a crow would make a good pet
more likely that you will gete a crow that will be a frequent visitor and might hop onto your hand.
I hate them!
(doubt anyone will get this reference)