Monday, December 16, 2013

An actual crow story

Got this from a friend who forwarded me the story about "Basic Research " on Crows.Sounds like a real actuality.

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Subject: Basic research

  Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA) found over 200
  dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that
  they may have died from Avian Flu. A Bird
  Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to
  everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian
  Flu. The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts.
However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that
  varying colors of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By
  analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the
  crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were
  killed by an impact with a car.

  MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if there
  was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills
  versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviorist very quickly
  concluded the cause: "when crows eat road kill, they always have a
  look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger. They
  discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah", not a
  single one could shout "Truck."