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(Mother Nature Network)   Woman convinces a wild raven to allow her to pull porcupine quills out of its neck. Meanwhile your neighbor's dog still barks every time you take out the trash   (mnn.com) divider line 21
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2013-07-14 10:32:37 AM  
4 votes:

Ima4nic8or: "Meanwhile your neighbor's dog still barks every time you take out the trash."

Truer word were never spoken.  They should train their damn animals not to bark or they should keep the things inside.

Why are dog owners such irresponsible assclowns?  They let their dogs shiat all over the place and don't pick it up, fail leash the things and let them run wild about the neighborhood, when their dog lunges at some 5 year old riding his bike by they say "oh, don't worry, he wouldn't harm a fly", even when the dog is quite clearly about to take a bite out of the kid.  On the sad occasion that their dog bites someone they moronically continue to say their dog is harmless and must have been provoked.  Dog owners are among the most lazy, irresponsible, moronic folks on the planet.  I wish I could say this applies only the gangbanger types who seem to think having a pit bull makes their cawk bigger but unfortunately every dog owner seems to be afflicted, even those that look like sane, rational people.


Jesus man. You either live in a shiatty neighborhood or like to save strokes with a WIDE brush.
2013-07-14 10:10:01 AM  
4 votes:

hej: Ravens are actually pretty smart birds.
https://www.youtube.com/results?q=raven+using+tools


Yeah, he's probably smart enough to nevermore fark with porcupines.
2013-07-14 10:31:07 AM  
3 votes:

Ima4nic8or: "Meanwhile your neighbor's dog still barks every time you take out the trash."

Truer word were never spoken.  They should train their damn animals not to bark or they should keep the things inside.

Why are dog owners such irresponsible assclowns?  They let their dogs shiat all over the place and don't pick it up, fail leash the things and let them run wild about the neighborhood,


You live in a shiatty neighborhood. You should move.
hej
2013-07-14 10:05:12 AM  
2 votes:
Ravens are actually pretty smart birds.
https://www.youtube.com/results?q=raven+using+tools
2013-07-14 07:44:22 AM  
2 votes:
He certainly didn't enjoy it, but no question the raven stuck it out. Pretty amazing stuff.
2013-07-14 02:17:09 PM  
1 votes:
Neighbor found a farked up, hurt, wounded, raven in his front yard.  It was part of a group of 5-6 that had marked our houses as their territory and were always hanging out begging food from my neighbor and me.  The hurt one was on the grass surrounded by his mates, and they would aggressively move towards any person who tried to investigate.  When my neighbor decided to have a look, they opened a path to let him check out the hurt one.

Long story short, the vet wanted to euthanize the bird, but my neighbor came up with some cash and the vet amputated the bird's crushed wing.  Bird now lives on my neighbor's patio with his parrots, and his raven buddies still visit every day.
2013-07-14 01:40:35 PM  
1 votes:
One measure of intelligence is the ability for the frontal lobe to override the "get the fark outta here" signals from the hindbrain. That raven couldn't help but display the stereotypical aggression behavior of a wounded animal (open mouth, loud noises, pecking feints), but it was able to tamp them down because it knew a little pain from the human pulling the quills out would result in no more quills.

There's a funny story in one of Jane Goodall's books about this. Chimps make instinctual "there food here!" calls when they find a stash, so the other chimps come running. One chimp figured to clamp his hand over his mouth to muffle these calls, so when he found a cache of bananas left by Goodall he'd get to eat them all himself.
2013-07-14 12:56:19 PM  
1 votes:
I hope that watching this video with the window open hasn't damaged my relationship with the crows outside my house. A couple of them started distress-calling during the video. Might have been coincidence, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they knew that there was some painful shiat going down.
2013-07-14 12:24:39 PM  
1 votes:
My neighbor's dog is bored. So are my dogs. They bark at anything that moves, because.
2013-07-14 11:54:42 AM  
1 votes:

jayphat: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x479]

Reason the neighbors dog may be barking at you.


You know, looking at that guy's orbital ridges, I'll bet he has NO peripheral vision whatsoever.  If you have to kill him, just sneak up to him from the side; he'll never see you coming.
2013-07-14 11:41:39 AM  
1 votes:
Ah -hah! So that is how a raven is like a writing-desk!

They both have quills!
2013-07-14 11:33:29 AM  
1 votes:
There is a raven in the Munich Zoo that will say 'Arschloch' on occasion. He will eat out of my hand if I have a boiled egg or pretzel. My wife says her father had one for a pet and my Great Grandfather had one in the house in a cage and it talked like a parrot.

/CSB
2013-07-14 11:12:42 AM  
1 votes:

Ima4nic8or: "Meanwhile your neighbor's dog still barks every time you take out the trash."

Truer word were never spoken.  They should train their damn animals not to bark or they should keep the things inside.

Why are dog owners such irresponsible assclowns?  They let their dogs shiat all over the place and don't pick it up, fail leash the things and let them run wild about the neighborhood, when their dog lunges at some 5 year old riding his bike by they say "oh, don't worry, he wouldn't harm a fly", even when the dog is quite clearly about to take a bite out of the kid.  On the sad occasion that their dog bites someone they moronically continue to say their dog is harmless and must have been provoked.  Dog owners are among the most lazy, irresponsible, moronic folks on the planet.  I wish I could say this applies only the gangbanger types who seem to think having a pit bull makes their cawk bigger but unfortunately every dog owner seems to be afflicted, even those that look like sane, rational people.


The problem isn't "dog-owners" it's that we let any asshole off the street have a pet. I'm more of a cat person myself, and there are just as many jerks who neglect, mis-treat, and refuse to train their cats. Dumb, lazy, mean people will always raise their pets to be a problem, and it's difficult to think of how we'd stop that other than doing something extreme and big-govermenty like issuing pet licenses.
2013-07-14 10:37:05 AM  
1 votes:
Ravens are so smart one taught me the Alekhine Defense as an opening move in chess. Hopped onto the board and moved my Knight to Nf6.

Then took my Knight right off the board and I've never seen it again.
2013-07-14 10:27:37 AM  
1 votes:
"Meanwhile your neighbor's dog still barks every time you take out the trash."

Truer word were never spoken.  They should train their damn animals not to bark or they should keep the things inside.

Why are dog owners such irresponsible assclowns?  They let their dogs shiat all over the place and don't pick it up, fail leash the things and let them run wild about the neighborhood, when their dog lunges at some 5 year old riding his bike by they say "oh, don't worry, he wouldn't harm a fly", even when the dog is quite clearly about to take a bite out of the kid.  On the sad occasion that their dog bites someone they moronically continue to say their dog is harmless and must have been provoked.  Dog owners are among the most lazy, irresponsible, moronic folks on the planet.  I wish I could say this applies only the gangbanger types who seem to think having a pit bull makes their cawk bigger but unfortunately every dog owner seems to be afflicted, even those that look like sane, rational people.
2013-07-14 10:26:58 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe Ms. Androcles could hold her cell phone correctly next time.
2013-07-14 10:18:42 AM  
1 votes:
Quote that raven, "Thanks, you whore!"
2013-07-14 10:16:03 AM  
1 votes:
Jake needs to stick with Grub Worms from now on.
2013-07-14 10:03:33 AM  
1 votes:
Animals aren't as stupid as we tend to think they are. Wasn't there a story a little while ago about a fox that sought out some hikers in Russia because its head was stuck in a jar?
2013-07-14 09:35:44 AM  
1 votes:
That was pretty cool.

/Someone needs to smack the daughter. Sideways.
2013-07-14 07:25:43 AM  
1 votes:
That was pretty awesome.
 
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