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← Crows know familiar human voices

gsmonks's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by gsmonks

Having raised a crow and successfully released it back into the wild in the early 1980's, I know from personal experience that they are highly complex social creatures. Its clan kept a close eye on its development, and was there to bring it back into the fold and train it to survive in the wild.

The crow and its clan treated me differently after that, most notably by markedly decreasing the size of their personal space, landing within a few feet and accepting food.

When I went to clean out the crow's cage after releasing it, I found a number of missing items, including a watch (I have no idea whose), marbles, coins, the sort of little things a child might hoard.

Sat, 12 May 2012 02:40:14 UTC | #941118