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2847 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 May 2003 at 1:49 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-05-28 01:55:22 PM  
A plague o' crows o'er the land...go figure
2003-05-28 01:55:22 PM  
Moo, damnit!!!
2003-05-28 01:56:01 PM  
um, Caw...
2003-05-28 02:03:20 PM  

People know when the crows are about to attack when they hear the crows particular call:

"Boys and things that come by the dozen
That ain't nothin' but drugstore lovin'
Hey little thing let me light your candle
'Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now !"

2003-05-28 02:07:19 PM  
do crows fly to china for the winter?
2003-05-28 02:09:20 PM  
Caw! Caw!
Fark, I'm dead.
2003-05-28 02:19:44 PM  

Ya know, I was trying not to laugh at this ridiculously gay comment of yours, but here I am giggling away. Damn funny, in a really immature sort of way. Damn you.
2003-05-28 02:29:31 PM  
"It could well be that these people got too close to some nests and that the crows were simply protecting their young," said Dr Ralf Wanker, an ornithologist at Hamburg University.

Okay . . . I am not going to comment on his name. But is this guy really an ornithologist? If so, probably not a crow expert.

Crows are lousy at protecting their nests. Crows routinely leave their nests to search out the nests of other crows so they can break their eggs and kill any hatched chicks. And they often return to their own unguarded nests to find someone did the same thing to them.

Bird behavior is weird and complicated, and birds sometimes do strange shiat. Sounds like that's what's happening here, if the article wasn't simply made up for a slow news day.
2003-05-28 02:38:48 PM  
XXX Old Crow
2003-05-28 02:56:35 PM  
there was a swarm of them at the mall in my city, you had to run from your car to the mall door, but you probably still got shiat on...
2003-05-28 03:18:33 PM  
They don't call them a murder of crows for no good reason, you know.
2003-05-28 03:33:09 PM  
Well, that was the freakiness of The Birds, after all. If all the birds in the world suddenly went apeshiat and started killing humans, they'd win. There's no way to kill every single bird in the world or even really make a dent in the general population.


2003-05-28 11:38:21 PM  
Hmm, crows going beserk due to a disease. Sounds like something from the Resident Evil games.
2003-05-29 01:46:13 AM  
Shiat - that ain't nothing. Magpies do this shiat all the time in Australia - and they'er BIG mofos...
2003-05-29 03:40:48 AM  
Another expert said crows were becoming urbanised to the extent that they have lost all fear of human beings.

I wonder if the crows would fear 12-gauge shotguns loaded with deer slugs? >:)

Peace through vastlysuperior firepower!

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