Creepy animal facts - Crows
Mankind has a long and checkered past with crows
and ravens: They have been feared as symbols of
death, because they' re all black and scary, revered
as creators of the world because, well, it was either
them or the seagulls, and worshiped as trickster
gods, because of their baffling intelligence.
Intelligent enough, in fact, for us to start worrying .
They can remember your face!
We know this, because
researchers in Seattle performed
an experiment with some crows
around their college campus.
Whenever the scientists walked around campus with the
masks en, the crows would "scold" and them...
because along with the ability to recognize us as individuals
the researchers also learned that crows can hold a grudge.
They captured seven of the birds, And pretty seen, it wasn' t just the first seven crews reacting.
tagged them, then let them go. Other birds, mes that hadn' t even been captured in the first
And they Sim it all while wearing place, started the scientists as well
creepy skin mask
They perspire with one another!
So, how did those crows above -- the mes that were never even
captured in the first place -- know to harass the masked
scientists? The answer is simple: They were told. All that cawing
isn' t just noise; they' re talking to ene another, and doing so in a
very advanced fashion. Scientists debate whether er not crows
actually have what we call a language. But why it' s a debate at
all is somewhat baffling: Those same scientists also readily
acknowledge that crows have regional dialects, a difficult thing
to have without a language.
identifying threats within their visual .
range and relaying that information to
ene another: Some ofthe crows never
actually saw the person in the mask,
but they knew about him all the same.
Even subsequent generations of crow,
whose only experience with the
masked scientists" was from stories
told 'round the crow Campfires at