Musings —03.01.2011 07:41 AM—
As I have written before, and as some friends will tell you, I am a raven/crow nut; I’m obsessed by these birds. Along with chimpanzees, many of these creatures (such as the incredible New Caledonian crow) are the most intelligent animals on the face of the planet. I have raven native art all over my apartment, and I read whatever I can about them. I’m crazy about crows.
Thus, this amazing story, well worth a read. Ka-kaw!
“Researchers believe that the ability to recognize humans is an extension of the crows’s ability to recognize each other, which helps them to warn one other about potential predators. This also means that if — oh, let’s stop kidding ourselves here — when they rise up against us, the crows will remember who threw out those tasty bread crumbs and who thought it was funny to spray them with the hose (in all fairness, it was pretty funny, just maybe not “worth having my eyes pecked out” funny).“