Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Those Freakin' Crows

I am growing more and more annoyed with the crows on our back fence. I am in the middle of researching some way to make their lives so difficult that they just up and leave. I don't want to kill them because that teaches them nothing. I want them to admit that they messed with the wrong human and his right to sleep anytime he wants to.

Then I read this and realize that for these two crows it is personal. That only strengthens my resolve to crush their spirits.

Crows remember the faces of threatening humans and often react by scolding and bringing in others to mob the perceived miscreant, according to a new study published in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Since the mob members also then indirectly learn about the threatening person, the findings demonstrate how just a single crow’s bad experience with a particular human can spread information about this individual throughout entire crow communities.


Belle said...

Oh my! "The Birds". They now hate you and will be calling in reinforcements. Be careful.

mercurius said...

Tywin Lannister would suggest you put heads on spikes to warn off their cohorts.

mercurius said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Kal said...

I have no problem with that.

Pat Tillett said...

I saw a tv special on crows (discovery channel) a while back and they proved that crows really do have a memory for faces and people. What I find amazing is that they easily take lids off of trash cans.