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Vikingdad 10-16-2013 10:17 PM

Awesome Video: Crow In Need Of Help Asks A Human!
 

winds-of-change 10-17-2013 12:43 AM

What were they picking off him?

Gonzilla 10-17-2013 12:53 AM

Hard to believe he wouldn't fly or try to get away.

robocop10mm 10-17-2013 12:53 AM

Porcupine quills?

mountainman13 10-17-2013 12:54 AM

Looked like he got tagged by a porcupine.
That was pretty cool.

MisterMcCool 10-17-2013 01:00 AM

Porcupine quills?

Remember this one where a dolphin asked a diver for help?
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=dolphin%20seeks%20help%20from%20d ivers&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CEkQtwIwBg&url=http%3A% 2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKQFYn65-2eI&ei=8TVfUtWPMoG-9gSZiIGoCA&usg=AFQjCNEeUr9HUGUFkqqFxUOWDhSfjlxG0w& bvm=bv.54176721,d.eWU

Vikingdad 10-17-2013 03:56 AM

Yup. Porcupine quills.

Apparently the crow was pestering them to help him out. Crows are some of the smartest birds known. They will even use crude tools to get food- this has been observed in the wild. Not too long ago it was thought that only primates used tools.

MisterMcCool 10-17-2013 04:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vikingdad
Crows are some of the smartest birds known.

I've seen them on the side of the road and when a vehicle approached, they would all shout "CAR."

Vikingdad 10-17-2013 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterMcCool (Post 1404088)
I've seen them on the side of the road and when a vehicle approached, they would all shout "CAR."

LOL! Yup. I have seen that too.

I have watched crows place things in the road to get cars to run them over to open them up (bones, nuts, even packages of food they couldn't open) and when the tires of the cars don't hit the item they will fly down and move it into a better position.

The ones that have been observed using tools are Catalonian Crows, but I think that they are all really smart.

winds-of-change 10-17-2013 08:58 AM

That is an awesome video.

Some birds have been observed using sticks to poke bugs out of holes in trees so they could be eaten. Nature is amazing. And I believe many animals have more thought processes then we give them credit for.


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