Wicked Smart Crows

I just read an article on how wickedly smart crows are. This has got me a little concerned over the potential long term effects my war with the crows may have down the road.

“They exhibit humanlike characteristics: They play, communicate and have the capacity to deceive. They’re smarter than any cat and most children.” W Hagemen, North County Times.

If crow are really as smart as this article suggests, I may already be on the losing side of a very long war. I need to start making contingency plans.

– Passport and airline tickets.
– Cash.
– Backpack with emergency kit & extra clothes.
– Camo gear.
– Previously unused mask (not a Caveman one).

Hopefully spraying the crows with our garden hose is not traumatic enough to cause them to gather up all of their crow buddies and attack me as I walk down the street. If it is, I may need to flee the country!


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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7 Responses to Wicked Smart Crows

  1. semiblind says:

    I taught a section of Jean Craighead George’s “The Tarantula in My Purse” to my 6th graders. The excerpted chapter was “A Trouble-making Crow”. It seems to underline the points made by your article. It also noted that crows can be vindictive, so I’d watch my back if I were you.

  2. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    Maybe I shouldn’t be trying so hard to entice crows into my yard–or at least not before I make a contingency plan.

  3. Kathy V. says:

    Maybe this calls for a change of tactics. Maybe you need to lure them somewhere else rather than trying to chase them away. This just raises the stakes. A challenge!

  4. Statia says:

    The book “The Art of Racing in the Rain” also talks about crows being smart. Fictional story, but his view on crows is spot on. Crows are wicked smart. I knew one that could talk (he was a house pet, but still). Me and birds are not friends.

  5. Why are scenes from Alfred Hitchcocks film “The Birds” coming in to my head…?

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