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Old 05-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Yesterday I watched a crow carrying a piece of toast in its beak land on my heavily mulched blueberry field; set down the toast; toss aside the pine needle mulch with abandon; place the toast in the cleared hole; and cover the toast back up with mulch. I have never seen this kind of crow behavior before (I know crows are quite intelligent).

When I went looking for the buried treasure late in the day it was nowhere to be found. Has anyone else seen a crow do this?
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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Nope.... but just last week after I had scattered a handful of stale bread into the yard a big mouthed gull flew in and commenced to blab his find to the whole neighborhood. A crow flew in.... grabbed a slice and raced over to the next slice...set the first one on top of the next, picked the two of them up, hopped to a third, re stacked the trio, and so on until he had all 5 slices arranged one on top of each other, and somehow managed to snap the whole pile up and took flight! I looked at the seagull that was standing there dumbfounded and laughed out loud stating...
That'll teach you to keep your big mouth SHUT!
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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Crows are wonderful beasties.

BBC - Earth News - Curious crows use tools to explore dangerous objects
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How funny and intelligent!
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Nope.... but just last week after I had scattered a handful of stale bread into the yard a big mouthed gull flew in and commenced to blab his find to the whole neighborhood. A crow flew in.... grabbed a slice and raced over to the next slice...set the first one on top of the next, picked the two of them up, hopped to a third, re stacked the trio, and so on until he had all 5 slices arranged one on top of each other, and somehow managed to snap the whole pile up and took flight! I looked at the seagull that was standing there dumbfounded and laughed out loud stating...
That'll teach you to keep your big mouth SHUT!
How cool! Great story...and with a moral, too.
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